Willie Manu orchestrated an eight-try romp yesterday that pushed Hull into fourth in the Super League and completed a miserable return to the east coast for Shaun McRae, the former Hull coach now charged with rescuing Salford.
McRae was bitterly disappointed with his side and warned that he would make changes for Friday's crucial meeting with fellow strugglers Hull Kingston Rovers. "There'll be some players that won't be playing next week," he said. "Willie Manu didn't get touched in the first 20 minutes and you can't build a game plan around that. The game was over after 25 minutes."
Hull's fourth consecutive victory was on the cards the moment Manu first stepped clear of the Reds' defence. Richard Horne then scored twice, first from Thomas Lee's probing run and next after Danny Tickle's break. Manu was involved again as Craig Hall finished a 50-metre move. Leading 26-0, Hull looked set to rack up a huge score but the visitors rallied as John Wilshere made the most of good work from Simon Finnegan before Aaron Moule touched down either side of half-time. …