Hull FC coach Lee Radford has picked out Marc Sneyd for praise as his form continues to earn the scrum-half plaudits – and says the former Castleford star is thriving after becoming less and less selfish.
Sneyd was again influential at the weekend as Hull maintained their two-point cushion at the top of the table, after narrowly edging past the Tigers in a thriller at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
And Radford believes that Sneyd is maturing as a player rapidly, and thus is losing the selfish edge to his play he may have had earlier in his rugby league career.
“Marc is coming to that age where he’s naturally progressing as a player,” Radford told the Hull Daily Mail. “Some of the selfish plays he’s been guilty of in the past, he’s no longer doing them.
“He’s taken them out of his game I think and that’s a credit to him and we need him to continue that from now until the end of the season.”
Radford also pointed to Sneyd’s combination with hooker Danny Houghton – which again bore fruit on Sunday when Sneyd’s stabbed kick found Houghton for what turned out to be a crucial try.
He said: “His connection with Danny Houghton and the amount of tries they have combined on is not an accident. That is something the pair of them work tirelessly on in training, and they produced another top-drawer try against Castleford.”