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Hull appoint new Head Coach

Hull FC have announced former Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves fullback Brett Hodgson has been appointed as the club’s new head coach.

The former Super League Man of Steel joins the club from NRL side Wests Tigers, where he has held the position as assistant coach since 2018, as well as head coach of feeder side Western Suburb Magpies.

Hodgson has been learning the ropes as a coach since retirement, both in the UK and Australia.

A former assistant coach at Widnes Vikings, the Australian returns to Hull FC where he was previously a coaching consultant, working specifically with the club’s pivots, including full back Jamie Shaul.

He will arrive in December and will commence pre-season training with the squad in January.

Interim Head Coach Andy Last has stepped down from his role, and has been offered another role within the club.

On his appointment, Hodgson said: “I’m very excited – I spent nine years over in England playing in Super League and then moving into coaching, with one of those years as a consultant at Hull FC so I know some of the people at the club already.

“It is a fantastic club with real pedigree and ambition, so I’m excited to be heading back and hopefully helping such a prestigious club to achieve some success.

“To come back to Super League where I spent a large chunk of my career and join a high-profile side was too good to turn down – I really enjoy the style of football over there.

“Hull demands success, and that’s what I’m about. With the staff and players we have, and the support of the great fans there, I’m really excited about what we can achieve together over the next couple of years.”

Commenting on the appointment, Hull FC Chairman Adam Pearson, added: “Brett is recognised in Australia as one of the brightest, up and coming coaches in the NRL and having turned down other opportunities we are privileged to get him at this point in his career.

“We had an extensive list of applications from varying backgrounds, but Brett has emerged from a thorough process as the stand out candidate for what we were looking for, in particular his passion for the sport, his ideas and aspirations in the role and what he feels we can achieve as a club.

“He made a fantastic impression during his time with us previously and he is held in very high regards at Wests Tigers, so we are delighted to have secured his services.”

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