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Hull FC poach another signing from Leigh Leopards

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Hull FC have announced their fifth signing for 2025 and their second in two days as they’ve confirmed the arrival of Leigh Leopards’ Ed Chamberlain.

The announcement of Ed Chamberlain signing comes within 24 hours of Hull FC confirming the arrival of Zak Hardaker for 2025, meaning that the Black and Whites have now added two Leigh centres to their squad for next season.

Hull FC confirmed the news of Chamberlain’s arrival with a statement released via their website.

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

“The centre has signed a three-year deal with the Black & Whites, keeping him at the MKM Stadium until at least the end of the 2027 campaign.

“The 28-year-old Ireland international, who enjoyed a brief loan spell with the club earlier this season, is returning to West Hull on a permanent basis.”

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Hull FC re-sign Ed Chamberlain

Chamberlain is no stranger to Hull FC after spending some time on loan with the club earlier in the season, however, that loan deal was cut short in the days after Derek Beaumont fumed about how FC had confirmed the signing of Leigh skipper John Asiata.

Beaumont had labelled the Airlie Birds as “desperate” but Richie Myler looks to be laughing last as he has now poached a third player from across the Penines for his 2025 squad.

Unlike Hardaker who was only handed a two-year deal, the 28-year-old has been given a three-year deal meaning he will remain at the MKM Stadium until the end of the 2027 season.

Speaking on the decision to sign the Irish international, FC’s Director of Rugby and former international teammate of Chamberlain’s, Richie Myler, spoke positively about how impressed the team had been with the centre earlier in the year.

Myler said: “Having been with us briefly earlier this season, we were really impressed with Ed’s attitude and application – even though he was only with us for two games, he slotted in well and has been someone we’re keen to bring in on a permanent basis ever since.

“Centre is a position we’re keen to strengthen and add some further depth to in 2025, and he does that for us. He also brings some important versatility, which is always an added bonus in the modern game.

“Having played with him myself for Ireland, I know he’ll fit in well in our environment next season.”

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