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Hull FC confirm Grand Final winner as fourth signing for 2025

A view from a corner of Hull FC MKM Stadium, Hull, during Hull FC vs Hull KR in Round One of Super League 2024. The stands are full.

Hull FC have confirmed the signing of Grand Final winner and current Leigh Leopards centre Zak Hardaker for the 2025 season making him the club’s fourth confirmed recruit, and the second from Leigh.

The club confirmed the signing of Hardaker in a statement shared to their club website with the 32-year-old penning a two-year deal with Hull FC.

It read: “Hull FC are delighted to announce the signing of Zak Hardaker from Leigh Leopards for the 2025 Betfred Super League season.

“A significant piece of recruitment for the club, the experienced centre and Man of Steel winner has signed a two-year deal with the Black & Whites, keeping him at the MKM Stadium until at least the end of the 2026 campaign.”

With over 360 appearances during his career, Zak Hardaker will bring plenty of experience to a Hull FC side that has an exciting core group of young players. He will likely be able to mentor plenty of those such as backs Harvey Barron, Lewis Martin and Logan Moy, given the 32-year-old’s position versatility.

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Hull FC sign Zak Hardaker for 2025

Zak Hardaker Super League

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The former Man of Steel winner is the fourth new signing confirmed by Hull FC for 2025 but he had been much rumoured to be heading to Humberside and follow current club captain John Asiata.

Hardaker becomes the fourth signing after Asiata, Jordan Abdull and Amir Bourouh. It is a move that will also see him work alongside former Leeds Rhinos teammate Richie Myler once again, with Myler now Director of Rugby at the MKM Stadium.

Speaking to hullfc.com, Hardaker said: “When a club like Hull FC wants to bring you in, you tend to sit up and listen, and I’m really excited to join a club like this for 2025.

“The MKM Stadium has always been a place I’ve loved to come and play at, so I’m looking forward to be calling that my new home ground from next season.

“Next year will be my sixteenth year playing professionally, and I hope the experience I’ve gained from all of that time will be really valuable for a lot of the promising youngsters coming through at the club, who I have really enjoyed watching over the last few weeks.”

Richie Myler “delighted” with Zak Hardaker signing

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Myler was another who commented on the move as he lauded the signing of the centre as a brilliant piece of business and pinpointed him as a player who can help develop the next generation.

Hull FC’s Director of Rugby, Richie Myler, added: “We’re delighted to be adding one of the most experienced outside-backs in the game to our ranks next season in Zak.

“Zak has achieved almost everything there is to achieve in the sport – he is a winner, and we’re hoping he can become one of our key figures over the next couple of years.

“With over 360 senior appearances under his belt, we’re hoping that some of his experiences in the game and the knowledge he has acquired can rub off on some of our talented young outside backs with the likes of Logan Moy, Lewis Martin and Harvey Barron.”

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