Gareth Ellis granted RFL testimonial

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 and over 40 International appearances.

Initially breaking into the Wakefield first team just over 15 years ago, Ellis has since gone on to represent Leeds Rhinos, West Tigers and current club Hull FC.

Ellis’ testimonial will be staged from late January until the end of April next year, and will include a Testimonial friendly during pre-season which will be announced alongside Hull FC’s pre-season schedule later this month.

A small number of supporting events are also planned for fans to get involved with.

“It is an honour to be rewarded with an RFL Testimonial, to coincide with my four-year stay with Hull FC,” Ellis said.

“The Committee will be staging only a handful of major events as I want to concentrate fully on my leadership as captain and performance level for the club.”