Andy Last has his hands tied at the moment.

The interim head coach has held the Hull FC reins for three weeks now after agreeing to take over from Lee Radford while the club look for a successor.

However, the coronavirus pandemic has seen the hunt for a new head coach moved to the backburner while the club figure out a way of surviving the lay-off.

Players and coaches have been stood down and will train at home until they get the green light to return to action, whenever that may be.

In total the Black and Whites have played seven Super League games this season and while the results haven’t always been pretty, we’ve learned a lot about them.

As such, while an official date has not been set on a return to action, we take a look Last’s current best 17.

Jamie Shaul – full-back

An obvious one. He has performed reasonably well this season, scoring four tries so far in seven appearances, but with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he’ll be sweating over a new deal.

As such, Shaul is one that will be looking to kick on and find his best form when play resumes.

Ratu Naulago – wing

FC may have come into the season with options in the outside backs, but those numbers have quickly been depleted as injuries have hit the Hull squad.

Naulago has been one of those missing, but in three appearances he scored twice before picking up a hamstring issue against St Helens.

Carlos Tuimavave - centre

One of the players of the season so far, Tuimavave has bagged four tries so far, finishing some classy attacking moves, while against Warrington Wolves he went for an incredible 246 metres.

He is out of contract as well this season, but tying him down is likely to be high on the club’s list of priorities once they navigate their way through this tricky period.

Albert Kelly of Hull FC during the game at Wakefield Trinity
Carlos Tuimavave of Hull FC on the charge at Wakefield Trinity

Josh Griffin - centre

Last season’s top performer has continued his outstanding form into the new season and as a result he currently sits on top of the Super League’s metre making stats.

The centre has developed into a leader this season and he’s certain to be a key player when the action resumes.

Mahe Fonua – wing

He wasn’t necessarily signed as a winger, but at present it seems that is where Fonua will play most of his rugby this season.

He struggled for fitness in the opening weeks, but as the weeks have gone on, he seems to have found his feet once more.  

Albert Kelly – stand-off

The Australian has only played three games this season but he’s shown himself to be the club’s best option at stand-off, over Jake Connor, who has struggled for form once more this season.

He’s another who is out of contract and the club will be mulling over his future once a head coach is in place.

Albert Kelly of Hull FC during the game at Wakefield Trinity
Albert Kelly of Hull FC during the game at Wakefield Trinity

Marc Sneyd – scrum-half

The half-back has been in devastating form with the boot, slotting three drop goals this season, including a Golden Point winner against Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue.

However, he’s one who perhaps looked a little jaded towards Radford’s final days and he’ll be looking for a new coach to freshen up his game.

Scott Taylor – prop

He’s been in fine form this season, racking up the metres in his seven appearances so far and he’ll certainly be one of the first names on the teamsheet next time out.

Danny Houghton – hooker

The skipper has had his critics of late, perhaps unfairly, but his errors against Warrington last time out won’t have helped to silence those.

But, he’s still one of the best hookers in the competition and his ability to leave it all out on the field never wavers.

Ligi Sao - prop

He’s been the best off-season signing of the bunch so far and Last or any prospective new head coach will be looking to Sao for power and energy through the middle.

Ligi Sao of Hull FC
Ligi Sao of Hull FC

Josh Jones - second-row

He’s lived up to the hype so far after a remarkable season with Salford Red Devils. Consistently above average, he always makes the metres and when the season gets up and running once more, he’ll be pivotal.

Manu Ma’u - second-row

The Tonga international has certainly impressed when he’s been on the pitch, but unfortunately his game time has been severely limited so far.

Ma’u has made just three appearances this year due to injury, but when he’s been on the field the opposing team has known about it.

Andre Savelio - loose-forward

Unfortunately, much like last season, injuries have got the better of Savelio so far this season.

However, he got the chance to show what he was all about on the opening day with a remarkable performance against Leeds Rhinos and he followed that up with a strong outing against Hull KR before injuring his knee.

Bench:

Chris Satae

The prop has more than shown the potential he carries off the bench. He looks an astute signing so far.

Hull FC's Chris Satae
Hull FC's Chris Satae

Gareth Ellis

The experienced forward just keeps on performing. He can’t play every game to the same ferocity but when he’s on top form, he’s still a force to be reckoned with.

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Jake Connor

Connor started the season as the club’s first choice stand-off but already, that seems to have changed after a couple of poor displays in the halves.

He was moved to centre against Catalans before coming off the field with a knee injury, but he’ll be keen to rediscover his form when the season gets going once more.

Jordan Johnstone

The hooker has impressed during his first few months as a Hull player. He may only be 22, but he certainly shown his potential with some lively performances off the bench.