Hock linked with a move to Hull

Former England international back-rower, Gareth Hock, has been linked with a move to East Yorkshire after he was released from his contract at Featherstone.

Featherstone were set to miss out on some funding after not making the top 4, meaning a re-structure of the squad was required and Hock left the club after agreeing a release from his contract.

Hull FC have struggled to string performances together, taking in some embarrassing defeats along the way and look set to make a move for the experienced back rower to add to a dwindling squad, whilst injury woes continue.

Hock made almost 200 appearances for his home-town club, Wigan, after braking onto the scene in 2003. In 2014 he moved to Salford after a stint on loan at Widnes, before moving to Leigh and then onto Featherstone. He also made 9 appearances for his country including games for Great Britain, and experiencing the World Cup with England.

Hull owner Adam Pearson has been vocal in letting the club and the rest of the league know his disappointment in recent results and a move for the experience of Hock might well be on the cards to try and steady a rapidly sinking ship.

Hock was also linked with moves to other Super League clubs, including a return to Wigan, as he looks to end his career on a high.