Hull FC consider loan move for Cas forward Green

Hull FC are understood to be considering a move for Castleford forward James Green on a short-term deal.

The Black and Whites have seen their squad seriously depleted in recent weeks and face a selection crisis ahead of their important Magic Weekend clash with rivals Hull Kingston Rovers.

As a result, TotalRL understands the club may make a move for the former Robins prop, who has found game time hard to come by since joining the Tigers ahead of the current season.

The 27-year-old arrived at Cas following Leigh’s relegation to the Championship, but despite impressing in pre-season he has made just three appearances for the club and has spent the majority of the year with the club’s dual-registration partners, Halifax.

However, he could be set for a short stint of action in Super League with Lee Radford’s side, who are down to the bare bones following their Challenge Cup win over Featherstone.

Hull’s move into the market comes after it was confirmed Josh Bowden would miss the rest of the season with knee ligament damage picked up in their last 16 win. Carlos Tuimavave and Fetuli Talanoa also suffered ankle injuries in the game and are set to miss around 10 weeks of action.

Albert Kelly and Marc Sneyd remain injured, while in the forwards Scott Taylor missed the game against Featherstone with a shoulder injury. Jordan Abdull is out for three months with a broken leg, while the club parted ways with Liam Watts earlier in the season.

Such has been the severity of Hull’s issues, the club is understood to be considering bringing Kirk Yeaman out of retirement to help them overcome their next sequence of fixtures.

But the club could act swiftly with the arrival of Green, who would help provide cover in the short-term should a deal go through, although the club would still be light in the backs.