Hull FC star Marc Sneyd feels he is enjoying his rugby league more than ever before.
The half-back, a £100,000 buy from Salford Red Devils at the end of 2014, was to the fore once more in Friday’s 24-14 win against St Helens, creating the crucial try for Carlos Tuimavave.
Having scored a hat-trick in the victory at Huddersfield the week before, he is certainly proving critics, such as Garry Schofield, wrong with his form.
“I am really enjoying my football, more than ever I think,” said Sneyd, having also kicked four goals to go past the 500 point mark for the East Yorkshire club.
“If people want to criticise they can do for all I care. I’m not bothered. I tend not to listen and I think that’s probably the best way to go about it.
“It was a great win against Saints and we had to really dig it out.”
Sneyd’s partnership with Albert Kelly is also flourishing, the Australian playmaker who joined from Hull KR over the winter scoring two tries himself as FC twice came from behind.
“It’s good; it seems pretty perfect at the minute,” he said, after the half-backs had also combined to terrorise Huddersfield.
“Obviously anything can happen but the way he plays is pretty much the complete opposite to how I play and vice-versa. It’s working well. We’re doing things together as much as we can on the field and it’s coming pretty good. The more time we get on the field the better it will be.”
They linked wonderfully to set up Tuimavave’s vital score, Sneyd looping behind Kelly before supplying the final pass.
“We’re giving a bit of a free reign to move around the field,” he said.
“Alby was talking to his edge there and I just went off the back of what he organised. We created a bit of a chance there and Carlos took it really well.”
That came despite Janson Turgut being in the sin-bin.
“We went down to 12 and had to reel it back and play really simple rugby which the majority of our team really don’t like doing if I’m honest,” explained Sneyd, whose side will look for their fourth win from the opening five games when they host Widnes Vikings on Friday.