Hull FC reject Thewlis’ claims surrounding the signing of Jake Connor

Hull FC have rejected claims made by Huddersfield Giants managing director Richard Thewlis in League Express over the signing of Jake Connor.

Thewlis claims the Giants are entitled to a six-figure transfer fee for the 21-year-old star after he signed a two-year deal with the Super League leaders.

Clubs are entitled to a fee for a player that is 21 or younger, a category Connor falls into.

However, Hull claim that they have only agreed a deal in principle for Connor, which will come into effect on November 1st, when he will be 22.

That claim has been challenged by Thewlis, who has said both Hull’s Director of Rugby Motu Tony and Connor confirmed that a deal had been physically signed.

A Hull FC statement given to TotalRL said: “We have agreed a deal with Jake Connor subject to a medical at the end of this season and a contract will be signed on the passing of that medical. We have acted in line with RFL regulations and will sign the contract with Jake at an appropriate time at the end of the season, but he will be a Hull player in 2017.”

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