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Josh Griffin’s future revealed

Star Josh Griffin has signed a two-year contract extension with Hull FC.

Griffin, who has been one of Hull FC’s stand-out performers over the last two seasons, will remain with the club until at least the end of the 2023 campaign.

The centre, who was recognised for his recent success by being named in Shaun Wane’s England training squad twice over the last 18 months, enjoyed another fine campaign in 2021 before his season was cut short by a freak Achilles injury in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

Now well on his way to recovery, Griffin will return to training in pre-season in readiness for the new campaign getting underway in 2022.

The 31-year-old joined the club from Salford ahead of the 2017 campaign, picking up a Challenge Cup winners medal in his debut season, before being crowned Hull FC’s Player of the Year in 2019.

Making 110 appearances over the last five seasons, Griffin has scored 35 tries for the club and is regarded as one of the strongest running centres in the competition.

Griffin forms part of one of the strongest centre pairings in Super League alongside 2020 Player of the Year, Carlos Tuimavave, as well as being pushed by rising star Cameron Scott.

Speaking to, Griffin said: “It was a really easy decision for me to stay here. I love being here in Hull and at the club.

“Me and my family have settled down nicely in the five years we have been here and to be staying here for at least another two years is fantastic.

“All my focus is on returning to action next year and playing my part in helping the team return to the levels we know it should be at – that’s challenging for trophies.”

He continued, “I’m planning on a return for Round 1 of Super League. I’ll be back in full training by December and hoping to even make a push to take part in some of the pre-season trial games.”

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson said: “Keeping Josh for another two years was an easy decision – you saw the strength he brings us when he hasn’t played this year, because we’ve really missed his influence.

“He’s grown into one of our leaders and is vocal amongst the players every day. He is one of the best centres in the competition and an important part of our team.

“His diligence around some of his training when he’s had his injury has gone up to another level too. He’s well on his way to recovery and will have plenty of time to get himself right for the new season.”

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