Hull FC star awarded testimonial shortly after Wakefield Trinity move fell down

Hull FC star Jamie Shaul has been awarded a testimonial by the RFL for his 10 years of service to the club.

A legendary figure at the MKM Stadium for his role in their back-to-back Challenge Cup Final wins in 2016 and 2017 at the expense of Warrington Wolves and the Wigan Warriors.

He made his debut in 2013 hence the decision to award him a testimonial now on the eve of the 2023 campaign.

However, the 2022 season was nearly his last at the club after Jake Connor took the fullback spot, Shaul moved out on loan to Wakefield Trinity and the club were set to sign Shaul till the move fell apart as they prioritised a push for middle forwards.

That has allowed Shaul to receive a deserved testimonial and have a crack at life at Hull FC under new boss Tony Smith.

On his testimonial, he said: “I’m over the moon to have been granted a twelve month testimonial – this is an incredibly proud moment for myself and my family after ten years in the professional game.

“I’m incredibly lucky to have had the support of my family, friends and teammates over the last decade – I wouldn’t be where I am today without them, and I’m thankful to both them and the club in supporting my testimonial.

“Representing Hull FC since the age of 19 has been an incredible journey, and I’ve made friends and memories that will last a lifetime. I can’t wait to recollect on some of those moments over the next year, while hopefully making some more great memories in the process on the field next season.

“With some exciting events in the pipeline, I’m excited to celebrate these with the fans who have shown me so much support.”

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