Hull FC have signed Huddersfield winger Darnell McIntosh on a three-year deal.
A Huddersfield native, McIntosh has scored 47 career tries since making his debut four years ago, including an impressive 14 during the 2018 campaign, with Hull fending off a number of rivals for the 24-year-old’s signature.
McIntosh has been known for his great utility value, having played full-back, wing and centre during his time with the Giants, where he has held both the number one and number five jerseys after his impressive emergence from the club’s academy.
Speaking to hullfc.com, McIntosh said: “I’m really happy that the news is finally out there that I’m going to be playing in Black & White next season – as soon as the opportunity came across and I had the discussions with the club, I knew it was the right opportunity for me and I’m so pleased that the deal has been done!
“At this point in my career, I feel like it’s a great move for me. I know there is a lot of hard work ahead to get the rewards I’m hoping for, but I’m determined to do that and repay the faith the club have put in me.
“I’ve come through the ranks at Huddersfield and been in the system for over a decade since I was 13. I’ve had a lot of opportunities there and worked hard to get to a point where some people thought I would get to – I’ve worked hard for that, but I feel like it’s time for me to kick on now with a new challenge and reach my new goals at a great club like Hull with a good environment.”
He added: “I had a few options, with staying at Huddersfield being one of them – it wasn’t an easy decision to leave the club after so long, but having explored my options, weighed everything up with my family and friends, this felt like the right and natural fit for me.
“I came away from my meetings with Brett feeling really comfortable and excited for the challenge ahead.”