Three halfbacks Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson could sign

Hull FC have been in a quandary in 2022.

With an inconsistency surrounding Brett Hodgson’s side, the Black and Whites have met critics as well as supporters as they sit fifth in the Super League table.

Whilst the Hull forward pack is arguably one of the greatest in the top flight at the moment, their halfbacks have come under fire in recent weeks following disappointing performances.

With Luke Gale only signing a one-year deal at the MKM Stadium, it remains to be seen whether he will remain in a playing position in 2023 whilst Josh Reynolds is expected to depart East Yorkshire, though Jake Trueman is being heavily linked with a move from Castleford Tigers.

That being said, it wold leave Hull without a halfback if both Gale and Reynolds leave. So who could Hodgson turn his attention to?

Mason Lino – Wakefield Trinity

The Wakefield halfback has been in superb form since joining from the NRL and there is no shortage of suitors for Mason Lino. The number 7 has an eye for a gap as well as a brilliant running and kicking game and he would be a major coup for Hull. It would also freshen up the halves at the MKM Stadium and bring some excitement back into the stands.

Riley Dean – Warrington Wolves

Being behind both Gareth Widdop and George Williams in the halves at the Warrington Wolves can’t be easy, but Riley Dean has shown in his last few games that he is more than ready to step up to Super League level. With Hull FC desperate for another, younger halfback despite the prevalence of Ben McNamara, Dean could be the long-term answer rather than a short-term fix.

Sam Williams – Canberra Raiders

Although listed as a Canberra player, Sam Williams actually exited the club last week, revealing that he had a few offers from Super League as well as the NRL. It would make sense for Williams to return to the UK after spells at the Catalans Dragons and Wakefield Trinity and he would provide something extra at Hull. The 31-year-old is coming towards the back end of his career so wouldn’t be a long-term fix but could help freshen things up.

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