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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Hull roar back to beat Leeds

Hull FC had their 19-year-old centre Jack Logan to thank, as the youngster scored two of the Black and Whites’ four tries in the final 20 minutes of the game to seal a remarkable 24-19 victory against Leeds Rhinos at the KC Stadium. It was a fitting result for Hull veteran Richard Horne, who was making his last appearance for ... Read More »

Hull FC sign Australian Steve Michaels

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Hull FC have made Australian centre Steve Michaels their fourth signing ahead of the 2015 season, with the 27-year penning a one-year deal with the Black and Whites, subject to international clearance. Beginning his professional career with the Brisbane Broncos, Michaels spent five years with the Queensland club featuring in the 2006 NRL Premiers side which would also go on ... Read More »

Pitts quits Hull for Championship bow with Bulls

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Jay Pitts has signed a permanent deal with Bradford Bulls following a loan spell from Hull FC, according to reports. The 24-year-old, who had two years remaining on his contract with the black and whites, is said to have penned a permanent deal with Bradford this week. The reports suggest the former Rhinos youngster was released by the East Yorkshire ... Read More »

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