Hull FC confirm three new signings including Leeds Rhinos star

Hull FC have announced the signing of three Super League stars ahead of their clash with Hull KR at the Magic Weekend.

This comes after injuries to key players in the spine like Jake Connor as well as three suspensions after their last game against Leeds to Kane Evans, Ligi Sao and Jordan Johnstone.

Speaking of the Rhinos, their fullback Jack Walker has joined the Black and Whites as the highest profile arrival. The 22-year-old will wear the number 36 shirt.

Meanwhile, Super League starlets Josh Simm and Ellis Longstaff join from Super League Champions St Helens and Warrington respectively.

Simm will wear 37 and Longstaff 38.

The three will all make their debuts in a baptism of fire at the Magic Weekend against Hull KR in a huge derby which could be crucial to both sides’ seasons and their play-off hopes with Hull KR even parting company with coach Tony Smith ahead of the fixture.

All three arrive on loan.

Speaking to hullfc.com, Head Coach Brett Hodgson said:

“We’re pleased to be able to add three hungry players with Super League experience to our roster ahead of this weekend’s game – we’re obviously doing it tough at the moment in terms of injuries and suspensions, but these three players will bring us some quality in the areas that we are lacking bodies.

“We will also be promoting some young players from within our own system who will be available to play at the weekend, but Jack, Josh and Ellis will help compliment that with a bit of Super League experience under their belts.

“Jack’s qualities speak for themselves with a Super League winners medal to his name, and eighty appearances for the Rhinos at such a young age – he’ll bring us some pace and creativity at the back.

“We’ve seen Josh’s quality for ourselves with his performance against us at home earlier this season – he’s an exciting player who is relishing the opportunity.

“And Ellis is a really tough cookie – he’s highly rated across the competition and adds some energy and a strong defensive focus to our pack. He is another player who has shown plenty of progress at a young age, emphasised by his selection for the England Knights recently.”

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