Josh Griffin joins Hull FC on three-year deal

Hull FC have announced the signing of Josh Griffin from Salford Red Devils on a three-year deal from 2017.

The 26-year-old has been free to speak to clubs since the beginning of May, with his contract at Salford set to expire at the end of the season.

Despite the best efforts of Salford to retain their 11-try star, with Ian Watson confirming last month in League Express that they were set to have talks with Griffin, Hull FC have won the race to secure his services from 2017.

“They are a club that match my ambition,” Griffin said.

“I want to play in big games in front of big crowds and hopefully push for an international spot and I believe Hull is the best club to help me do that.

“They are a huge club with a big fan base and with the team Lee has built they are heading in the right direction.

“With the players they have got, it is no fluke that they are top of the table and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in. They tore us to pieces in Round One this year and have been massively impressive.”

Lee Radford added: “Josh will be a great addition to our squad and I’m really looking forward to him joining the group.

“He’s a player we have had to put a lot of focus on when coming up against Salford over the last couple of seasons because of his physical presence both in defence and attack and his ability with the ball in hand.

“He has a great skill set and has punished us on a couple of occasions with his goal-kicking.”

Griffin only returned to rugby league two years ago after a stint in rugby union. After joining Batley he eventually signed for Salford, joining brothers Darrell and George at the AJ Bell Stadium.