Hull FC star Joe Lovodua has locked in his Super League for 2023 after an impressive maiden year for the Black and Whites.
Alongside Danny Houghton, the club have taken the option to extend the contract of the versatile Lovodua for at least another 12 months.
The Fijian international made a blistering start to life at the MKM Stadium, scoring three tries in the first five rounds of the season and has since gone on to be one of Hull’s most important players in 2022.
His energy, work rate and flexibility are significant assets for the Black and Whites, having proven a reliable option at dummy-half, as well as covering numerous other positions this season.
Lovodua said: “Firstly, I just want to thank God for everything he has done for me in my life and I’m extremely honoured to be staying at Hull for another year.
“I am so grateful to the club for giving me a chance to represent them in Super League and I couldn’t have asked for anything more from them in my first season here.
“The fans who have supported me and the team every week have been brilliant and I just want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for embracing me and taking me in like their own.
“I want to repay the faith that the club and the fans have shown me this year and I will be working hard to recover from my injury and come back bigger and stronger in 2023.”
Head coach Brett Hodgson said: “We can also utilise Joey Lovodua in there who is tough and carries a powerful running game, whilst his fantastic ability to slot into multiple positions is a genuine asset for us as we have seen this season.”
It appears as though the Hull boss sees Lovodua more as a hooker than anything else which will be interesting going forward.