Hull FC have had a tough season by anyone’s imagination in 2022.
Starting like a house on fire, Brett Hodgson’s men have been a slow decline ever since, to a point at which they are now playing for nothing but pride when a Super League play-off spot almost looked inevitable.
Credit to the Black and Whites, though, they are not resting on their laurels and have made some determined signings for 2023 that are set to change the culture and demographic of the club.
Newcastle Knights star Tex Hoy, Castleford Tigers halfback Jake Trueman and Leeds Rhinos pair Liam Sutcliffe and Brad Dwyer have all made the move to the MKM Stadium for next season and it’s the latter signing which has got leading rugby league agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money, waxing lyrical.
“I’ve always thought why did Leeds not fancy giving Brad (Dwyer) another deal,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“Our priority is our man (Harrison’s client and Leeds hooker Corey Johnson) getting game time but he has been sensational. Every time he gets a chance on the pitch, he is some player.”
Harrison revealed chats with Hull chief executive James Rule have got the latter man hailing Dwyer as one of the best signings the Black and Whites have ever made.
“The one thing about Hull is that the ruck speed is not great. Danny (Houghton) is at that age where he is more of a passer and tackler.
Brad is the number one on getting on the front foot and making defenders commit themselves. When he’s picking and rolling he is unplayable.
“If you’ve got the fast ruck and you’ve got Brad Dwyer, I think that is a sensational signing.
“I spoke to CEO James (Clarke) yesterday and he said he is going to be one of the best signings they have ever made in a money sense.”
Definitely reasons to be optimistic Hull fans!