It’s the news many of us were dying to hear, as back-to-back Lance Todd Trophy winner Marc Sneyd signs a three-year contract extension with Hull FC.
The new deal will keep Sneyd at the Airlie Birds until 2022, in what will be his eighth season with the club.
Sneyd has been a key part of Hull FC since arriving in 2015, winning two Challenge Cups, and many competition points throughout his time here. 2019 has already seen him kick two match winning drop-goals in Golden Point – his last at Catalans his 24th for the club.
There was no secret of interest elsewhere for Sneyd’s signature, but for the mercurial half back, Hull FC is home.
“It’s a massive weight off my shoulders and now I can fully concentrate on playing my rugby for Hull rather than worrying about my future,” he told the clubs official website.
“The rugby is going really well at the moment and my family is really settled here in Hull, so there was never any reason for us to move away.
“I am really looking forward to just cracking on in the next few years and hopefully we get the chance to win a few more trophies.”
He added, “I’m really happy at the club, it is a good place to be, it is a good setup and I think we are going places. The future looks very promising for us.”
Sneyd has made 116 appearances for Hull FC, and is rightly considered a legend by many – few can boast his records and the Lance Todd trophies speak for themselves.
This season has seen Sneyd top the 400-goal mark too, as he hunts the top goal kickers in Hull FC history, a feat Old Faithful himself Joe Oliver currently tops with 687.
Lee Radford signed the 28-year-old in 2015, and is obviously delighted to retain his services.
“When I took over as head coach of the club there were a lot of games that we lost by four or six points. Marc Sneyd’s goal kicking ability means that we don’t find ourselves in that situation as often,” he explained.
“I still think that Marc’s best years are ahead of him despite the fact that he has already brought two Challenge Cup trophies home for us.
“He is the sort of player who steps up to the plate when the pressure is on. We want him to be rolling out in some more cup finals over the next three years.
“I’m really pleased to see Marc staying with the club and I’m sure the fans will be too.”
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