I agree that it seemsan odd time to be thinking about this, given that all of Hull must surely be queuing to attend the World Cup matches there (its being a r l mad city after all), but I agree with whoever suggested Powell or O'Brien. I think these are both going to be excellent players - old fashioned organisers - and wonder where they are in the pecking order at their clubs. A few years ago Powell would be destined to step into Smith/Green's shoes the year after next, but Hampshire and Williams are so good that may never happen. He is good enough now to be playing every week.
I like O'Brien nearly as much. A similar proposition, a proper league half back. I am guessing that they have ear marked him to play alongside Myler, and I think that could work. Myler has some very great strengths but he isn't an organiser and I think frankly never will be. Outside an organiser, with a crafty half back he could still cause a lot of damage.
If I were Hull, I would break the bank for Powell.
They'll sign Brady Nomark from Penrith reserves regardless.