Friday, September 19, 2014
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Shannon McDonnell keen on extending Saints stay

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell wants to make his deal with the Super League leaders a permanent one after impressing on his debut last week. The 27-year-old Australian penned a short-term deal in July to cover injuries after finding himself without a club. It expires at the end of this season. On his Saints debut last week, he scored two ... Read More »

I’ve failed Hull FC so far, says captain

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Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis believes his side’s lack of recent silverware means he has been a failure at the club. The former Great Britain star, 33, joined the Airlie Birds at the start of 2013 with big ambitions. “I’ve failed on my assignment here to be part of the success of the club – winning silverware or putting us ... Read More »

Hull FC weren’t ruthless enough, says Radford

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Hull FC boss Lee Radford insists his side had more than enough opportunities to put Bradford Bulls away during their 34-28 defeat – a result which all but ends their hopes of making the top eight in 2014. With six points left to play for in the regular season, the Black and Whites are still five points adrift of the ... Read More »

Hull sign NRL star

Hull FC have secured their third signing ahead of the 2015 season with a move for the experienced Gold Coast Titans backrower Mark Minichiello on a two-year deal. The 32-year old has agreed deal to join the Airlie Birds for the start of the 2015 campaign, making the Italian international the third player to switch to the KC Stadium, following halfbacks ... Read More »

Hull FC to announce ‘major coup’?

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Hull FC boss Lee Radford has told local media that the club could be on the verge of announcing a ‘major coup’ in the coming days – with an international forward from the NRL set to sign on the dotted line. Radford -  who has endured a difficult first full season in charge of the club – has likened the ... Read More »

Hull FC star Hadley gets new contract

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Hull FC’s Dean Hadley has extended his stay with his home town club for a further two years, keeping him at the KC Stadium until the end of 2016. Since making his first team debut for the club in 2013, the back rower has flourished under the management of Lee Radford this season, featuring 12 times for the Black and Whites ... Read More »

Mantellato open to Super League switch

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Newcastle Knights winger Ben Mantellato admits he is open to the possibility of moving to Super League, as reported interest from Hull FC intensifies on both sides of the world. Lee Radford’s men are believed to be interested in the services of Mantellato – who is the leading points scorer in New South Wales Cup, with 168 points to his ... Read More »

Wigan hang onto prop Scott Taylor… For now

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Wigan have activated a clause in prop Scott Taylor’s contract that has prevented him from joining Hull FC at the end of this season. The Hull-born 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to his hometown having spent two years with the Warriors following a lucrative move from Hull KR. Despite his affiliation with the Robins, Taylor is from ... Read More »

Richard Horne to retire at season’s end

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Hull FC legend Richard Horne has announced he is to call time on his professional Rugby League career after 16 years as a one-club man. The 32-year old made his debut for the Airlie Birds aged of 16 and has since amassed 383 appearances for his home-town club including 251 in Super League. He has scored an impressive 563 points, ... Read More »

Hull FC boss desperate to claim Steve Prescott Cup

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Hull FC head coach Lee Radford admits he is desperate to get his hands on the first ever Steve Prescott Cup tonight, as they look to overturn a 12-point deficit against St Helens in the second leg of the cup. The trophy is presented to the side which has the best aggregate score over both regular season meetings in the ... Read More »