Tony’s trip to Australia widens Hull FC’s recruitment targets

It has been well documented that Hull FC’s director of rugby Motu Tony is currently out in Australia in an attempt to lure a new halfback to the club for 2017.

Tony went on a similar trip in 2015, challenged by head coach Lee Radford to bring back some key overseas stars for the club’s current ascent up the Super League table.

Following the club’s fantastic recruitment ahead of this season, a fact emphasised by their current league position, the FC faithful has high expectations that the club will manage to find a playmaker to replace Leon Pryce, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, with Bradford his potential destination.

Rumours have surfaced that two former Super League stars are being lined up by the Airlie Birds. Former Hull KR and Wigan halfback Blake Green is one man reportedly on Lee Radford’s wishlist, while the Hull Daily Mail claim Thomas Leuluai, a man recently linked with St Helens, is also a target for 2017.

Meanwhile, TotalRL understands that Benji Marshall is another man Tony is keen to have discussions with before reporting back to the KC Stadium. The legendary New Zealand halfback is out of contract at the end of the season, but it is likely that finances will block any move for the 2010 Golden Boot winner.