Could Hull FC’s Jake Connor make sensational Super League move?

Jake Connor is an absolute maverick for Hull FC.

Though he has had his fair share of critics due to defensive lapses, going forward, there is perhaps no one better than the Hull fullback.

With 33 try assists to his name – four more than his nearest challenger in Huddersfield Giants’ Tui Lolohea – there is no doubting that Connor is one of the more freakish players to have graced Super League.

But, in recent months or so, there has been speculation that he would making the move to NRL side Canberra Raiders.

And, though that has since fallen flat, Connor was asked about his future live on Sky Sports: The Detail when analyst Jon Wells pushed him for an answer.

When asked by Wells if he had ever considered going to the NRL, Connor replied: “Never until the last year or so, and I thought maybe give it a crack.

“I’m not too sure on that at the moment, but I want to get back fit and win some silverware.”

Though Connor reaffirmed his future at the MKM Stadium for now, there will perhaps come a time when he does want to try himself out in the NRL like every superstar does.

Following in the footsteps of former St Helens man Luke Thompson and ex-Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart, it would be interesting to see how Connor would fare in the greatest rugby league competition in the world.

But, if he did try his hand in Australia but then decided to come back after a few years like those such as George Williams, John Bateman and Joe Burgess have done, it would be even more interesting to see which Super League side he would come back to.

Could he return to where it all started at the Huddersfield Giants who have been flying in 2022? With Will Pryce set for a reported move for 2024 it would leave the gap open.

Of course, this is all hypothetical and Connor may not even go to the NRL. But, if he did, it would be definitely one to keep an eye on.

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