Hull star talks openly about his future

Josh Griffin has been at Hull FC since 2017, and he doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon.

“I’m open to negotiations; I’m playing week in, week out and I’m going to let my rugby do the talking,” Griffin stated.

“It’s not something I’ve talked about, but there’s no reason for me to leave – I’m settled in the area now and I’m into my fifth season now, there’s no reason why I should look elsewhere.”

Having worked with Shaun Wane in a training session this week for the England set-up, Griffin waxed lyrical about the impact that the former Wigan boss has had on him so far.

“It’s been a lot of zoom calls over the last 18 months, but to finally get down there and have a physical session and meet Shaun Wane, it was great.

“He’s a very passionate man and you can tell why he is such a successful coach; he has a very high standard and he drives that through – he wants the simple things done right with high intensity.

“He’s all about the effort side of things – it was good to get in there and see what he expects. We’ve only had one session, but I get a lot of data sent from him and I haven’t had one compliment yet! It’s all about how I can do better, he aims for perfection every week.”

The Hull centre was, however, keen to stress that more of his club teammates should be included.

“You’ve got to be at your best every week at club level and then that will take care of itself at international level.

“The more games we’re winning and the success we have at Hull, you’d think more players would be invited.”

Although Griffin will be in the side for the Airlie Birds’ fixture against the Wolves this weekend, he will not be coming up against former NRL star Greg Inglis – something which the centre is disappointed about.

“I would have liked to have a go against him; when he was playing before, he was the best centre in the world.

“He’s someone I looked up to in my career and it would have been nice to take the field with him, but I hope that will come at the end of the season.”

One player who won’t be turning out for the black-and-whites this weekend though will be Josh Reynolds, but Griffin believes it won’t matter too much.

“Josh is a massive loss, but we’re equally as comfortable with Ben McNamara in the team.

“He’s trained awesome in pre-season and he’s going to get a run of games now.

“The ethos that Brett is building here, the players are all buying into it, so there’s no reason why there should be a dip in performances.”

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