Rating each club’s transfers: Hull FC

With 2020 drawing ever closer, we continue to look at the business teams have done so far.

This time, we look at a Hull FC side who are looking to solve their inconsistency issue.

In

Big things are expected from Adam Swift at Hull FC. Credit: Richard Long/News Images

Adam Swift (St Helens)

Josh Jones (Salford Red Devils)

Manu Ma’u (Paramatta Eels)

Mahe Fonua (Wests Tigers)

Tevita Satae (New Zealand Warriors)

Jordan Johnstone (Widnes Vikings)

Ligi Sao (New Zealand Warriors)

Joe Cator (Leigh Centurions)

Out

Sika Manu announced his retirement this year at the age of 32
Credit: Craig Milner/News Images

Jack Logan (Doncaster)

Chris Green (Wakefield Trinity)

Joe Westerman (Wakefield Trinity)

Danny Washbrook (York City Knights)

Jez Litten (Hull KR)

Dean Hadley (Hull KR)

Levy Nzoungou (Bradford Bulls)

Mickey Paea (Retired)

Sika Manu (Retired)

Mark Minichello (Retired)

Analysis

There has been a large turnover of players this year at the Black and Whites. Some of the signings have generated some real excitement.

Particularly the signing of the Tongan terminator Manu Ma’u and the return of popular winger Mahe Fonua.

Fonua returns after leaving the club in 2017. He won back-to-back Challenge Cups wit the club during his first spell.

They lost some experience in the forwards with the retirements of Mark Minichello, Sika Manu and Mickey Paea, but have replaced them well on paper.

Josh Jones comes fresh from being part of the Salford Red Devils side that made the Super League Grand Final. It was Jones’ second Grand Final after previously winning with St Helens in 2014.

Ma’u comes with a big  reputation from Paramatta and Ligi Sao also comes in from the NRL.

They haven’t just gone for experience either, there is some youth in there as well with the signings of Joe Cator and Jordan Johnstone.

It will also be interesting to see how Adam Swift does. He is looking to reignite his career after a frustrating last few years with St Helens.

There are certainly some exiting signings there, but time will tell in terms of how it will all fit together.

Rating 

8/10

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