Luke Gale is no longer a Hull FC player – that much is true.
But, his next destination is much less clear with the fiery halfback coming towards the end of his career in the sport.
In that time, Gale has won one Challenge Cup with Leeds Rhinos back in 2020 and came close to winning the Grand Final with former side Castleford Tigers back in 2017.
However, at his peak with the Tigers, Gale was a much sought-after player, though his agent – Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK – has revealed that one Super League side actually turned down the halfback twice.
That club was the Warrington Wolves when Tony Smith was at the helm with Harrison believing that if Gale was still at the MKM Stadium, his personality would not have suited the new boss.
“I don’t think Galey’s personality would suit Tony, it didn’t at Leeds when he was there at 18,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“I tried to get a deal twice at Warrington, but it didn’t happen.
“For whatever reason, it wasn’t personal, he never pushed for it. I pushed for it by saying he was the player he needs but the door was shut quite quick.”
Now, the 34-year-old is currently without a Super League side following his departure from Hull after just one season in East Yorkshire.
Since his departure, Gale has been linked with both Hull KR and Wakefield Trinity, though his destination is still unclear.
Meanwhile, for Tony Smith, there will not be much recruitment left to do with former coach Brett Hodgson already bringing in Castleford Tigers halfback Jake Trueman, Newcastle Knights playmaker Tex Hoy and Leeds Rhinos duo Brad Dwyer and Liam Sutcliffe.
Smith sat down for his first press conference as a Hull coach yesterday and thoroughly impressed with his passion for the task in hand at the MKM Stadium.
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