Sika Manu talks about his playing future

Hull FC back rower Sika Manu has admitted he will make a decision on his playing future later this year.

The 32-year-old put in an outstanding performance at Wigan on Sunday and is one of 15 Hull FC players out of contract at the end of the season.

But having been at the club for four seasons now, there’s a feeling of some unfinished business, with Manu stating his admiration for Hull.

“I’m still undecided yet – I’ll make a call on that half way through the season,” Manu explained.

“To be honest, I didn’t think I’d be here for this long. I only planned to come over here for three years, finish up, and go home.

“But the body felt good last year and I love it here in Hull. My family are happy here and I’ve still got some footy left in me.

“Gaz Ellis has come back out of retirement at 37, so there’s clearly no limit on age round here, although I might not carry on to his age.

“I guess it depends on how the body feels and whether I’ll decide it’s time to go home or perhaps do another season, wherever that may be.”

A Grand Final winner with Melbourne Storm, before a spell at the mighty Penrith Panthers, Manu still has goals of winning Super League with Hull FC.

“The aim has always been to win a Super League title before I head home,” Manu continued.

“Everyone wants to do it, and everyone thinks they can do it, but we believe we have a squad here who are capable of getting our hands on it at some point.

“I’ve won one NRL title back home with Melbourne and I want to be able to say I’ve won a title on both sides of the world.”

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