Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Hull FC signing to arrive late for pre-season

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New Hull FC signing Steve Michaels will not be joining up with the club in time for the start of pre-season, after it was revealed a delay in his application to enter the country means he will miss the first fortnight of training in preparation for the 2015 season. It is believed that there are no issues with Michaels’ visa ... Read More »

Sneyd excited to work with experienced Hull stars

Marc-Sneyd

New Hull FC signing Marc Sneyd believes that he can keep developing as a player in 2015, and says that working alongside top stars such as Gareth Ellis and Danny Houghton will help him take his game to the next level. Sneyd has signed on at the KC Stadium for the next three years after an impressive loan spell at ... Read More »

Hull FC owner expecting strong 2015 from his side

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2015 is Hull FC’s time – that’s the view of owner Adam Pearson, who says the club are on the verge of something very special next season. Hull have recruited heavily ahead of next year, with the likes of Marc Sneyd and Leon Pryce signing up at the KC Stadium ahead of an important year for the club. And Pearson ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis granted RFL testimonial

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis has been granted a three-month testimonial by the RFL in recognition of his glittering Rugby League career. The game’s governing body have honoured the 33-year-old for his services to the sport in a career that stretches back to 1999 and includes two Challenge Cup Final appearances, numerous awards with National Rugby League club Wests Tigers ... Read More »

Hull FC confirm Curtis Naughton signing

Radford-Lee

Hull FC have announced the signing of former Bradford Bulls youngster Curtis Naughton from Sydney Roosters – just as League Express told you several weeks ago. The former England Academy and Bradford Bulls player has spent the last year in Australia with the Roosters, but is returning to Super League with the Black and Whites for 2015 on an initial ... Read More »

Hull FC tie down talented winger Lancaster

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Exciting young Hull FC winger Callum Lancaster has signed his first full-time contract with the Airlie Birds – despite lucrative offers from several of the Super League club’s rivals. The 17-year-old made his first team debut this season, scoring eight tries in five appearances after being called up to cover injuries. His new deal will see him stay with the ... Read More »

Radford: I want all the new lads in from day one

Hull FC head honcho Lee Radford. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has ordered his entire squad to start pre-season as a unit on November 1 – and is not making any exceptions. Indeed, the 35-year-old has told all of his new recruits, including NRL pairing Mark Minichiello and Steve Michaels, that they must be ready to start in just over five weeks’ time. “It is important ... Read More »

Parramatta Eels confirm Ben Crooks signing

Ben Crooks

NRL outift Parramatta Eels have confirmed the signing of Hull FC star Ben Crooks, last year’s Super League Young Player of the Year, on a two-year contract. The move will re-unite Crooks with former Hull coach Peter Gentle, who is now an assistant to Eels coach Brad Arthur. “Ben is a talented footballer who is excited about a chance to ... Read More »

Reasons to be cheerful for those not in Super League’s play-offs

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The play-offs is up and running courtesy of a thumping victory for Wigan Warriors on Thursday night – but that doesn’t mean the other four clubs who will be competing in Super League next year should be forgotten just yet. Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will all carry ambitions of making the top ... Read More »

Ben Crooks heading for the NRL

Ben Crooks

UPDATE: Hull FC have now confirmed the release of Ben Crooks, enabling him to take up a deal with Parramatta Eels. Reports emerged yesterday that Crooks was rumoured to be heading Down Under and, less than 24 hours later, the club have confirmed that Crooks is not part of Lee Radford’s plans for 2015. As expected, though, the club will ... Read More »