Sunday, September 21, 2014
Rugby League News

Hull FC

Lee Radford hails Gareth Ellis impact

Gareth Ellis is set to complete his first full pre-season for over a decade, and Hull coach Lee Radford believes it is not only the 32-year-old who will reap the rewards. Injuries and international representation have hampered the second-rower’s preparation in recent years. “It’s Gareth’s first pre-season for something like ten years and, as he will tell you himself, he ... Read More »

Paul Cooke to face familiar foe

Doncaster coach Paul Cooke and his close friend Lee Radford will both make their senior coaching debuts this Sunday. And they will make their debuts against each other. The former Hull FC team-mates and East Hull coaches will be on opposite sides when Doncaster take on the Black and Whites in a pre-season friendly. It will be the first official ... Read More »

Should Hull’s professional teams merge?

A Hull merger would see an end to one of the league's great derbies, but it could have financial benefits. ©RLphotos

A debate is currently raging on our forum after one of our established members – and a die-hard Hull KR fan – suggested the two East Yorkshire sides should merge into one, at the sacrifice of tradition, but with financial benefit. Here are a few snippets from his lengthy argument. You can read the full post here and see what ... Read More »

Hull FC Super League 2014 fixtures

Fri Feb 14 Catalan Dragons (H) 8.00pm Fri Feb 21 St Helens (A) 8.00pm Sun Mar 2 Warrington Wolves (A) 3.00pm Fri Mar 7 Bradford Bulls (H) 8.00pm Sun Mar 16 Castleford Tigers (A) 3.30pm Sun Mar 23 Widnes Vikings (A) 3.00pm Fri Mar 28 Salford Red Devils (H) 8.00pm Thurs Apr 10 Huddersfield Giants (H) 8.00pm Thurs Apr 17 ... Read More »

Obituary: Steve Prescott MBE (1973-2013)

Simply an inspiration Steve Prescott died in the early hours of Saturday morning at the age of 39 after a long battle against cancer. On the field Prescott was a Lions tourist, a winner of three major honours with St Helens, a World Cup quarter-finalist with Ireland and a fine player, whether with St Helens, Hull or Wakefield, for whom ... Read More »

Hull FC make Talanoa sixth signing for 2014

Hull FC have continued to strengthen their squad for 2014 after confirming the signing of former South Sydney Rabbitohs back Fetuli Talanoa, the club’s sixth new addition for Super League XIX. The 6ft, near 16-stone flyer has penned a one-year contract at the Black and Whites with an option for 2015 and will link up with coach Lee Radford’s squad ... Read More »

Hull FC release Holdsworth

Hull FC have agreed to release Daniel Holdsworth from the final year of his contract to enable him to join Cronulla Sharks, close to his family home. The 29-year-old has left the club due to personal and family reasons and will continue his career in Australia. Hull FC’s Football Manager, Motu Tony, said, “Daniel has left the club and will ... Read More »

Westerman commits future to Hull FC

Hull FC forward Joe Westerman has become the club’s second key player to commit to a new long-term contract in the space of a week after agreeing a two-year extension with the Black and Whites. Coming hot on the heels of a new deal for fans’ favourite Richard Whiting at the weekend and with more news expected imminently, Westerman has ... Read More »

Whiting signs new deal at Hull

Hull FC’s Richard Whiting is to stay with the club until at least the end of 2016 after signing a new-two year contract extension. Speaking to, Whiting said, ³This is my club, it¹s my home and I am very proud to represent Hull FC. “I have had a great ten years with the club, but I am just as ... Read More »

Hull FC sign union winger Biggs

Hull FC have signed Bath rugby union winger Tom Biggs. The 29-year-old, who was originally spotted when a schoolboy at Hymers College, says it’s a dream come true. Biggs has signed a three-year contract until the end of 2016, returning home to the team he’s supported since a boy having been brought up in Beverley. “I think it is a ... Read More »