Hull FC have a brand new spine for the 2023 Super League season after bringing in new halfbacks Jake Trueman and Jake Clifford from Castleford Tigers and Newcastle Knights respectively.
On top of that, Clifford’s Knights teammate has also joined the club in the shape of Tex Hoy to play fullback.
However, one halfback who is still at the club from previous years is young Ben McNamara who is keen to show he should start despite the arrival of star signings saying he has “unfinished business.”
“For me personally, I would love to nail down a starting spot in the team, and be in the team week in, week out. I think I was heading in a good direction working towards that last season and that was disrupted by injury,” McNamara said on Hull FC’s website.
“My goal is to show Tony and the coaches that I can play a big part in our team and obviously with the new boys coming in that we build combinations in these friendlies, with Cliffo and Tex being new into the team.
“I feel like I have a lot of unfinished business for me out there on the field, so I really want a big year and nail down that starting spot.
“I will be looking to have a big game in both of these games, and hopefully kick on from that.
“Physically I feel fit and strong, I think this is the best shape that I have had coming into a season, I am really looking forward to getting into it.
The young halfback has also been impressed by the facilities at the University of Hull:
“It has made a massive difference, there is a real high-performance feel, and the boys have got a lot out of that.
“The field is always in top condition, so we can get really good quality sessions in, as well as access to two quality gyms.
“There is a vast array of facilities here to really get to the top of our game and to come together as a team.”