Hull FC have made some major signings for 2023.
They have brought in Leeds Rhinos duo Liam Sutcliffe and Brad Dwyer as well as Castleford Tigers star Jake Trueman.
But their best signings might be Newcastle Knights pair Tex Hoy and Jake Clifford and Clifford has revealed he is very keen on playing in the club’s friendlies.
“I’m definitely hoping to play in both trial games, but I suppose it depends how the conditioning and sports science staff want me to go about it,” he said to the club website.
“If I can get about half a game in the first match and then a full game in for the second one that would be ideal, for match fitness more than anything.
“But also it will help me get used to playing alongside the boys, learn how they play and hit up some good combinations. You can also tinker with some of those things in the trial games, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck into them.”
He has also been impressed by the Hull fans.
“It’s pretty cool to see how passionate the Hull fans are,” he said.
“What we’ve got to do as a team is play really well and put some pride in that jersey. If we go out there and try our best every week, I’m sure the Hull supporters will get behind us no matter what.
“So we’re working really hard behind-the-scenes in pre-season to get us in the best possible shape for the year ahead. Hopefully we can win some games and reward the fans with some finals footy – that would be a good year ticked off, for sure.”