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Hull FC man shows love to former club after collapsed transfer talks

Jamie Shaul was one of many enjoying the Boxing Day rugby league today and the Hull FC veteran offered his former club Wakefield Trinity some support following their win over Leeds Rhinos.

Shaul had a brief loan stint with Trinity at the end of last season making six appearances and getting across the line for a try as well during his short stint with the side.

It was admitted by Wakefield’s chairman that they intended to make the loan move permanent as he made comments alluding to the fact on the club website in August.

“We hope to tie up a deal for Jamie Shaul who has provided maturity and organisation at the back,” said Chairman Michael Carter in comments from August.

Despite that potential link it was reported earlier in the off-season that the chance of any potential move had stalled but that hasn’t stopped Shaul showing an interest in the side, as his Instagram comments would suggest from today.

Wakefield fan account, ‘Down at Belle Vue’, first noticed the comment and made a comedic and hopeful remark that the move could be back on.

It would be a very unlikely but not impossible move given the reported deal being pulled, however Shaul will have a difficult task earning playing time under Tony Smith at Hull FC with star signing Tex Hoy signing from Newcastle Knights.

Moreover, Wakefield are the side who have done the least business so far with just four recruits, with only one of those addressing the back line with Samisoni Langi signing from Catalans Dragons.

Whilst fans are probably just being ever hopeful and optimistic, as fans are, there could still be something in this, even if it turns out to be a loan move during the season as it was last year.

One final dash of speculation would be that Shaul’s number 29 shirt that he wears at Hull FC in honour of his first ever playing number is still available with Wakefield having only confirmed shirts numbered one through to 24, although such minor coincidences likely won’t supersede an already squashed negotiation.

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