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Hull FC: Five potential transfer targets for Richie Myler

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As the dust settles on another heavy Super League defeat, new Hull FC Director of Rugby, Richie Myler, has plenty to think about as he enjoys the rest of his weekend.

Friday’s 58-0 defeat against St Helens was the fourth time this season that Hull FC have conceded more than 50 points, and they desperately need to bring in reinforcements to get their season back on track.

The recent departures of Tex Hoy and Fa’amanu Brown have freed up some space on the salary cap for Myler to work with. Here are five signings he could bring in to try and get Hull FC’s disastrous season back on track.

Hayze Perham

According to reports in the Hull Daily Mail, Canterbury Bulldogs back could be the first player through the door in the Richie Myler era. Perham is a versatile player, who is able to play across the back line.

Perham has made 35 NRL appearances, having made his debut in 2019. He started his career at New Zealand Warriors and played for the Parramatta Eels before moving to the Bulldogs in 2023.

Although he hasn’t played for the Bulldogs this season, he has featured 6 times in the New South Wales Cup, playing on the wing and in the centres, but can also play full back. He would be the perfect addition to plug the gap left by Hoy’s departure.

Peter Hola

Hola’s name was frequently linked with Super League clubs over the close season, with the powerhouse forward reportedly turning down offers from Salford and Leigh for the 2024 season.

Hola chose to stay at Canberra, but has remained a peripheral figure at the Raiders, making only a handful of appearances. A move to Super League would guarantee him more game time, and Hull FC have identified a forward as a key target.

At 6 foot 3 and 110 kg, Hola has the power and size that Hull FC’s forward pack has been missing and would give the Airlie Birds an immediate lift.

Dean Hawkins

South Sydney Rabbitohs have had a difficult start to the NRL season, and this has led to speculation about the future of head coach, Jason Demetriou. One player who has found himself on the fringes of the Rabbitohs side is half-back Dean Hawkins.

Hawkins has been linked with a move to Super League in 2025, and he would be a perfect addition to FC’s squad. He won the NSW Cup player of the year in 2023, and the competition has proven to be a fruitful recruitment ground for English clubs in recent years.

Hawkins’ skill set would complement Jake Trueman’s style, when he returns from injury, and the combination would give FC fans something to look forward to in 2025.

Lewis Murphy

Lewis Murphy left Wakefield to join the Sydney Roosters in 2023, but his progress has been stalled by a horror ACL injury. Murphy is now back to full fitness and has been around the Roosters first grade squad but is seen very much as a development prospect.

Speaking earlier in the year, Murphy said he would be open to a return to Super League if his move to Australia did not work out. He is a hotly rated young player and would strengthen Hull FC’s weakened back line.

Ryan Hampshire

With Nu Brown leaving the club, Hull FC are now having to cope without one of their key playmakers, and one of their marquee off-season signings.

This is where the experienced and versatile Hampshire may come in. Hampshire is off contract at the end of the season and is not first choice at Wigan. He is behind Harry Smith, Bevan French and Jai Field in the Wigan pecking order. Although he did return to the side against Castleford, scoring two tries.

Hampshire can play at full-back, scrum half or stand-off and comes with a wealth of Super League experience.

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