Luke Gale has been in training with Hull FC for the first time since his move from rivals Leeds Rhinos.
It’s the Black and Whites’ second week in pre-season already and the diminutive halfback has been a part of this Monday morning’s session.
Leeds head coach Richard Agar has already brought in the likes of Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin, whilst Austin was thought to be considered as something of a utility player, which meant that Gale looked to be on the periphery.
The mercurial halfback – who guided Leeds to Challenge Cup success in 2020 – has been circled by rumours ever since his captaincy was taken away from him during the season for an off-field incident.
Gale has moved to the MKM Stadium on an initial one-year deal with the hope in securing a longer-term deal.
Hull, meanwhile, have already Joe Lovodua, Kane Evans and Darnell McIntosh to an impressive roster as the Black and Whites look to improve on a poor end to the 2021 Super League season.
FC lost nine of their last ten games to finish outside of the top six play-offs whilst the Rhinos made it all the way to the play-off semi-finals.