Hull FC have announced the signing of teenage prop Lewis Bienek from London Broncos.
The 19-year-old has signed on a three and a half year deal with immediate effect, but will spend the rest of 2018 on loan in the capital.
Bienek is 6 foot 2 and weighs over 20 stone. It’s no surprise them that he’s made his career so far on tackle busts and big hit ups.
He’s of Polish dissent, and chose Hull over a number of potential other destinations.
“I chose Hull because I felt it would be the right environment for me. There’s some great players and outstanding facilities,” Beinek said.
“Scott Taylor and Mickey Paea are two players who I look up to. They play very similar rugby to the style I like to play, and I’m looking forward to working with them.
“I was impressed with the success that Hull have had in the last two years, winning the Challenge Cup, and I’m hungry to enjoy some of that.”
Lee Radford is not shy of picking up an unknown talent, and Bienek is exactly that.
“I’m really pleased to have secured the signature of Lewis, especially with the competition that we’ve had from other clubs in Super League and the NRL,” he said.
“I was very impressed with his honesty and the hunger that he has to be a successful rugby player. He’ll fit into our group very well with that sort of attitude.
“We’ve secured one of the best front row prospects in the British game and I’m very much looking forward to seeing him develop along with some of the talent that we already have in that department.”