Former Leeds Rhinos forward Barrie McDermott has given his honest opinion on Luke Gale’s surprise move to Hull FC.
Gale’s move was confirmed back in November as Hull’s Marc Sneyd made his way back to the Salford Red Devils, and McDermott believes the transfer will work out.
“I feel like Luke Gale and Josh Reynolds will complement each other,” McDermott told the Rugby League Review podcast.
“Galey is an organiser and he’s been in the game a long time – he’s got a good kicking game, but Reynolds is more of a runner and can play off the back of Gale.
“I’m excited to see how both of them go together.
Leeds head coach Richard Agar had already brought in the likes of Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin, whilst Austin was thought to be considered as something of a utility player, Gale looked to be on the periphery.
The diminutive halfback – who guided Leeds to Challenge Cup success in 2020 – had been circled by rumours ever since his captaincy was taken away from him during the season for an off-field incident.
Hull, meanwhile, have already Joe Lovodua, Kane Evans and Darnell McIntosh to an impressive roster as the Black and Whites look to improve on a poor end to the 2021 Super League season.
FC lost nine of their last ten games to finish outside of the top six play-offs whilst the Rhinos made it all the way to the play-off semi-finals.
The Black and Whites will be hoping Gale can help turn their fortunes around.