Marc Sneyd relishing half-back competition at Hull FC

Marc Sneyd believes the large number of half-backs on the books at Hull FC next season will bring the best out in all of them and says he enjoys the competition.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Black and Whites from Salford via a season-long loan with Castleford, is one of five specialist halves battling for a starting spot in Lee Radford’s side next season along with Leon Pryce, Jordan Rankin, and youngsters Jordan Abdull and Harry Tyson-Wilson.

“That competition is really good in the halves and will bring the best out of each and everyone of us,” Sneyd told the Hull Daily Mail.

“It’s something to enjoy, to be honest. The half-back situation at Hull has been a problem over the last few years, but the plan is to get that fixed up with whatever combination Lee goes for.

“Whatever Radders goes with, we’re all training at the same time and we’ll hopefully click either way. Having this many half-backs will only be a good thing for Hull FC, I am sure.”

Sneyd penned a three-year deal at the KC Stadium and welcomes the stability a long-term contract brings.

“It’s great to get three years to give me some peace of mind, and it’s a lot different than last year, where I was worrying where I would be playing,” he said.

“I was left in the dark and wasn’t in the know about what was going to happen at the end of the year.

“But it definitely helps to know that you’re going to be with the same group of people for a long time.”