Manu invigorated by Hull FC’s prospects

Sika Manu believes Hull FC can go ‘all the way’ in 2016.

The New Zealand international put in an outstanding display on his competitive debut for the Airlie Birds as they hammered Salford last week.

His performance earned him a spot in the TotalRL Team of the Week, however he insists that both he and the team can improve further ahead of today’s clash with Catalans.

“I didn’t go too bad,” he told TotalRL.

“I’ve still a few things to work on but apart from that it was a pretty pleasing performance. It was disappointing to let in a few tries, but in the first 60 minutes we went really well.”

Manu admitted that he had fitted into life at the KC Stadium seamlessly.

“We’re really fortunate to Motu Tony that he’s not only recruited good players, but good blokes as well,” he said.

“It makes the bond in the team really strong. There’s a good vibe around the club and in the short time that I’ve been here I’ve really enjoyed it. Hopefully that can carry us through the season.”

After years of not delivering on the potential they have shown, many believe that 2016 will be the year that Hull FC finally break the glass ceiling. It is a statement that Manu agrees with.

“We’ve got the team to do it. If we perform well every week we’ve got a good chance of going all the way. We just need to take it week by week and perform at our best. Doing that we can get to the top.

“I haven’t really studied the other teams, but the way we have looked in training and in our last game we’ve got a very good squad that can do some great things if we pull it together consistently.”