Tuimavave Wants Form To Continue

Carlos Tuimavave believes that Hull FC can return to their form of 2016 and 2017

Carlos Tuimavave believes that Hull FC can return to their form of 2016 and 2017 as the centre is hoping to secure a fourth straight win against Wakefield Trinity this season.

The former Junior Kiwis captain was a standout performer in last Friday’s comprehensive 34-10 win over Leeds Rhinos, and he said that match reminded him of Hull FC performances of recent years.

Now, the Airlie Birds are setting their sights on a fourth consecutive win in Super League as Tuimavave hopes to reignite the ruthless form shown in 2016 and 2017.

“In the period of the game where we scored 30 unanswered points in the first half, it reminded me a little bit of 2016 and 2017 and the way we played in those two years,” Tuimavave explained.

“Those were two really great years for the club, so if we can get back to that sort of form this season then that would be brilliant.

“We’ve got another tough match coming up against Wakefield, so we are going to have to be on our game. There’s definitely some players in their team that we will have to keep a close eye on, but like I said, hopefully we can get back to that form we showed in 2016 and 2017.”

Hull are unbeaten since the arrival of Ratu Naulago who plays outside of Tuimavave, and the Black & Whites centre has exhibited some of his strongest rugby in recent weeks.

Whilst the 27-year-old believes his best year of personal form came in 2017, Tuimavave is hopeful that he can excel himself once again this year.

“I probably played my best rugby during my time here in 2017 when I found a home at centre. My first year here I started in the centres but then I played a few games in the halves because of injury,” he said.

“But I moved back to centre in 2017 and that’s probably when I played my best rugby.

“I switched to left centre a couple of years ago and I’m still working on my combinations on that side. Ratu [Naulago] has come in and he’s settled down really well.”

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