Talanoa hoping for his biggest year yet

Fetuli Talanoa has already expressed his excitement for the 2016 season to get underway, in what he predicts could be his biggest year yet for Hull FC

The Tongan international missed the back end of the Airlie Bird’s season due to a knee injury, having spent a lot of 2015 in numerous positions following the Black and White’s lengthy injury list. 

But the former South Sydney Rabbitoh star said that although he would do anything for the team, he’ll be more comfortable once he’s back in his natural position.

“I’ll be happy to be back on the wing, with the injuries I had to slot in at centre on both the left and the right,” he told Hull FC‘s official website.

“For me, I now need to get into a position where I am playing good consistent footy. I want to cross the line a lot more and get into double figures for tries, hopefully close to the 20s.”

Talanoa is heading into the new season in full fitness following surgery, and has now become one of the older players in the Hull FC side. It is something that the 28 year-old believes will require him to take on a different role in 2016.

“It’s only a few weeks until things get back underway and we’ve got a new back-line,” he said. 

“I’m probably one of the old heads now and I’ll have to take a leader role now. It’s a good mix of youth and experience in the squad.”

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