The news last night finally broke that Kane Evans would be joining Hull FC ahead of the 2022 Super League season.
The Fijian international signed on a two-year deal and also had stints in the NRL with Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels, before joining the New Zealand Warriors.
But, just how did social media react to the news?
One Hull FC fan hailed the club’s recruitment ahead of the new season.
So after the terrible 2nd half of last season it was obvious that we needed a bit more bulk in the middle, more pace on the wings and a quicker hooker!
And that’s exactly what we’ve got! Very impressed with these signings 💪
— Dj (@DanielDejJordan) October 27, 2021
However, another FC supporter did not agree with the signing.
I honestly thought Brett Hodgson was a lot, lot smarter than this.
— Punter No1 (@Punter_No1) October 27, 2021
Yet, the mainstream opinion was one of excitement.
Great signing, right age for a prop. Has played most of his career in first grade. Everyone moaned let's get Satae some serious help up front, we have. I think its a great way to use the quota spot. Plays with his heart on sleeve thats my kind of player, com on you Hull.
— Glenn Smurthwaite (@GlennSmurth) October 27, 2021
Another duo can’t wait to see him in action.
6’5 and 17.5 stone 👍🏼
— James (@jameshullfc) October 27, 2021
However, some people continued to disagree with the move.
On what paper do you mean? The stats that I’ve read speak itself Club he signed for has let him go early. He’s over the hill and here for a pension oh joy
— Shaun Peck (@Hull_Lad01) October 27, 2021
Some questioned his disciplinary record.
Don't need anymore loose cannons. Hope I'm wrong.
— Phill (@Phill11726293) October 27, 2021
One Hull supporter gave an impassioned defence of Evans.
Great signing can’t wait for him to shut all these fake supporters up
— Kieran Hull Fc⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@Kieran97800163) October 27, 2021
Another can’t wait to see him in action.
Just what we needed a real prop 🔥🔥 ⚫⚪ https://t.co/Hz4WDlrjZd
— Mason Baker (@masonb480) October 27, 2021
However, another fan did question his disciplinary record.
Just what Hull needed, a bloke to giveaway even more pens
— jon winter (@jonb4g) October 27, 2021
Even a Salford fan couldn’t help but jump on the disciplinary bandwagon.
“Right Kane, thats 10 in the bin” https://t.co/qnX9IKmmj9
— Nathan Archer (@Nathanarcher99) October 27, 2021
Another Black and Whites supporter referenced just how lonely Chris Satae was up front in 2021 and praised the Evans signing.
There’s a lot to like about this signing for Hull , a signing the club needed. As good as Chris Satae was last year Hull were too dependant on him to make the big metres and get them out of trouble. On the other hand don’t think Hull are going to make too many friends next year. https://t.co/7Z9Qr4n8bc
— Charlie Crellin (@Crellin_Charlie) October 27, 2021
One fan was caught in two minds, though.
This is either going to go really well, or really shit, no middle ground😂 https://t.co/MF5noS0V7a
— Kieran Gray (@KieranGray96) October 27, 2021