Hunslet land NCL star Gibson

Hunslet RLFC have signed Thornhill Trojans player Joel Gibson on a one-year deal.

Gibson, the son of former Great Britain international Carl Gibson, was previously on the books at Wakefield Trinity before returning to his roots by joining the Trojans in 2013. In 2015, Gibson won the NCL Player of the Year award as well as the award for the most points scored across all the NCL divisions.

“Joel is a halfback who can also play at fullback,” said Hunslet’s director of rugby Darren Williams.

“He picked up the NCL player of the year for division 3 in 2015 and was also the leading points scorer in the whole of the NCL racking up 307 points from 32 tries and 89 goals and was instrumental in the Thornhill club gaining promotion.

“He suffered a knee injury and missed the major of the 2016 season but he’s now fully fit and chomping at the bit and relishing the challenge and the opportunity of returning to the professional game”

Gibson added: “I’m really pleased that I have signed at Hunslet, it’s a great club with big ambitions and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into pre-season and hopefully helping the club achieve the goals set out for the season ahead.”