Hull FC have announced their first signing of 2022 in Huddersfield winger Darnell McIntosh.
McIntosh is a direct replacement for Bureta Faraimo, who will link up again with ex-Hull head coach Lee Radford at Castleford next season.
Yet, McIntosh, on a three-year deal, is a solid signing. He is lightening fast, only 24-years-old, and can slot in at fullback as well.
Huddersfield born and bred, he’s obviously non quota too, something which frustratingly played a huge part in Faraimo leaving the club. It’s understandable though. Hull need that quota spot to sign either a forward or perhaps more preferably a hooker – and Faraimo, whilst not the most desirable to leave Hull, was the one out of contract at the end of 2021.
McIntosh is also the said speedster that Hodgson craves, having voiced a desire for a different type of winger all year. The only concern is the Achilles injury he suffered whilst playing against Hull back in June, but like Josh Griffin, he seems to be doing well in his rehab.
It’s an exciting addition, that’s for sure, and with Adam Swift signed up for two more years, Hull have two out and out speedsters on the wings next season.
Welcome Darnell, and good luck.