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Hull FC’s Luke Gale to move to a Super League rival?

Luke Gale only signed a one-year deal at Hull FC before the 2022 Super League season began.

By his own admission, the halfback has endured a difficult season, but he referenced the team as a whole has been struggling.

“I’m disappointed to be honest I thought we started off pretty well we were fourth for the majority of the year and then spiralled,” Gale said on Sky Sports.

“It’s not been easy but we have ten first grade players missing and we played with 16 fit players yesterday. Chris Satae didn’t come on as he is struggling.

“It’s been disappointing how its spiralled and we couldn’t really get a grip of that.”

That being said, Hull head coach Brett Hodgson has been active in the transfer market, bringing in the likes of Newcastle Knights star Tex Hoy, Castleford Tigers halfback Jake Trueman and Leeds Rhinod duo Liam Sutcliffe and Brad Dwyer.

Where that leaves Gale, however, moving forward is uncertain.

It’s unlikely that the veteran playmaker will displace either Hoy or Trueman in the halves whilst Ben McNamara has been waiting patiently in the wings for an opportunity.

Before Gale signed with the Black and Whites, there was talk that he could take up a coaching role at the MKM Stadium after he had finished playing, but it is unlikely that the halfback will retire at the end of this year.

Though Gale has struggled with injury in recent years, he has actually been running fit in 2022 with only suspension keeping the former Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos man out of the side.

Being a big earner, too, his playing wage could be perhaps better utilised in other areas – not least in the back line which has struggled so much with injury this season.

He may well be 34 years of age, but Gale is still in peak physical condition, so where could he end up?

Wakefield Trinity are crying out for a halfback now with the departure of Jacob Miller confirmed by the club, could Gale do another year or so at Belle Vue to bring the curtain down a rollercoaster career?

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