Hull FC cruise past injury-hit Castleford

Hull FC moved into Super League's top four with a resounding 36-12 win over an injury-depleted Castleford Tigers on Saturday.

Sika Manu and Bureta Faraimo scored two tries apiece, while Jamie Shaul and Josh Griffin also got in on the act as Hull proved rampant without star half-back Albert Kelly, whose new contract until the end of the 2020 season was announced prior to kick-off.

Castleford replied through Paul McShane and debutant Calum Turner but were no match for their superior hosts without Man of Steel Luke Gale, while injuries to Jake Trueman and Grant Millington further hindered their chances.

Hull drew first blood when Manu plunged through a gap and over the line, but McShane pulled the Tigers level.

The hosts were quick to respond, though, and regained the lead when Shaul, Manu and Faraimo all touched down before the break.

Despite dominating the start of the second period, it was Castleford who scored next - Turner strolling over the line after picking up a high-kick.

Faraimo steamrollered through to grab his brace before Griffin put the icing on the cake with a fine try to complete a superb victory for Hull.

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