Reports: Potential problem in huge Hull FC transfer

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Hull FC, Leigh Leopards and Salford Red Devils have questions to answer over their halfbacks.

Both Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer are out of contract at the end of the year creating questions over what the Rhinos will do for next year.

Wigan’s stand-off Cade Cust is also out of contract and transitioning to number nine which has left Wigan interested in halfbacks.

Meanwhile, Leigh Leopards and Salford Red Devils are working to keep Lachlan Lam and Brodie Croft after NRL interest.

At Hull FC, Jake Clifford is set to go back down under as first reported by the Hull Daily Mail.

Jon Wells also reported on Sky Sports that the North Queensland Cowboys made an offer for the halfback that was accepted.

Following this, the Daily Telegraph in Australia has also confirmed the news down under making it almost certain that Clifford will be playing for North Queensland in 2024.

Then Sky Sports’ Jenna Brooks confirmed Hull FC will look to replace him but will be patient to find the right signing.

The reports are that the Black and Whites have their target in the shape of Adam Clune from the Newcastle Knights.

Now that interest has been confirmed by Newcastle Herald reporter Barry Toohey.

However, he has suggested Clune might not want the move.

“I think there is interest. Hull are keen on Adam Clune and that is the talk. Whether he is prepared to go to England, I’m not 100% sure and there is talk that he is not,” Toohey said on the Toohey’s News podcast.

“I know the Knights haven’t discarded signing Adam Clune for next season. I’m not sure how far Hull are down the track with Clune or even if they are down the track with Clune going to England.

“I think he would be very good over there, he has played the last few NSW Cup games and he has played very well. I would try and keep him.”

Time will tell whether Hull bring in yet another player from the Newcastle Knights.

Jake Clifford and Tex Hoy have both been successful signings so far and they will be hoping they can repeat that success with Clune as a replacement for the brilliant Clifford.