Hull FC’s Jamie Shaul looks to be heading for Super League deal

Jamie Shaul has been a stalwart of the Hull FC club for the past decade, but has found opportunities limited under head coach Brett Hodgson.

Dropped for maverick Jake Connor at fullback, Shaul has spent the second half of 2022 on loan at Wakefield Trinity where he has excelled at fullback in the absence of Max Jowitt.

Though Shaul joined Wakefield on a short-term deal until the end of the season, Trinity chief executive Michael Carter has revealed that the West Yorkshire club is looking to snap up the 30-year-old for 2023 and beyond.

Carter wrote in an incredibly honest letter to fans: “Jorge Taufua will become a firm favourite with his hard-hitting style. Rob Butler came in from Warrington and we look forward to watching him after a full pre-season, bearing in mind he’d played only five games in two years before joining us.

“Josh Bowden joined us and has been very impressive in the middle for us, and we also hope to tie up a deal for Jamie Shaul who has provided maturity and organisation at the back. We also expect Sam Eseh to make a good contribution next year after proving his worth in the Championship this year whilst out on loan at Featherstone.”

Shaul had previously admitted to Serious About Rugby League that he is loving life at Belle Vue, although he doesn’t know where his future lies beyond the 2022 season.

“I am loving it. I’m getting on well with Willie and the coaches well and they are a really good set of boys,” Shaul said.

“I feel valued there which is nice.

“I am just trying to play well for Wakefield and play my part in helping them stay in Super League.

“Then I will sort my future out after that.”

It would be a major coup for Trinity to nail Shaul down to a deal though where that would leave Jowitt would remain to be seen.

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Robert Owen
Robert Owen
1 month ago

Talented player. Good signing if it happens.