Domestic recruits only for Hull

Hull FC are having to exercise patience in their attempts to bolster their squad.

New Hull coach Brett Hodgson has highlighted two further spots he would like to reinforce heading into the season, with an outside back and a prop at the top of their priority list.

Like many clubs across the competition, a player shortage has left Hull shopping in a limited market, with the added challenge of not being able to recruit from overseas.

The club’s seven quota spots are all currently used up, leaving Hull only able to attract domestic players.

Though their search for talent continues, the club looks likely to head into the season with its current roster before seeing how the market changes as the season progresses.

Hodgson got to grips with his squad last week as they returned for pre-season training, with new overseas signing Josh Reynolds also linking up with the squad for the first time last Thursday.

“We’re going to be ripping in behind the scenes making sure making sure that when that March day comes we can give you plenty of excitement and enjoyment,” the 31-year-old said.

“I’m not sure what everyone was told about the cold, but it’s not too bad. In the shorts, let’s go Hull, see you soon.”

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