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York City Knights make shock Hull FC signing

Hull FC can confirm that Masi Matongo has joined Betfred Championship side York City Knights for the 2022 season.

The 25-year old, who’s contract with the club is set to expire in the coming days, will link up with James Ford’s side on a one-year deal.

Matongo played 59 times for the club since his debut in 2015, but a cruel run of injuries has limited him to just five first-team appearances over the last two seasons.

Hull FC said in response: “The club would like to thank Masi for his contribution to Hull FC and wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Knights Head Coach James Ford, speaking of the signing of the former Hull FC man, said: “Masi has shown in his early career he has outstanding potential.

“He’s a big strong player who will help us win control defensively and I’m very confident I can help his attacking game and get him playing above his previous levels.”

On joining the Knights, Matongo said: “I’m really happy to have joined the club. A lot of great players have played for York and I’ve heard great things about Fordy as a coach.

“There’s a lot of ambition here with what we’re striving to achieve and I’m happy to be part of those plans.

“It’ll be a good challenge for me with a new coach again and a new club.”

Discussing the facilities, after paying a visit to look at them, Matongo was suitably impressed.

“They’re great facilities and definitely of Super League standard – the pitch, training facilities, dressing rooms, it’s definitely as good as some top-flight clubs if not better so they’re definitely giving us a great base to build from in 2022.”

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