Hull FC confirm the departures of ten players

Hull FC have confirmed the departures of ten players following the end of the 2019 season.

1.. Mark Minichiello retires after a stellar career. He played 138 times for Hull FC, winning two Challenge Cups in 2016 and 2017.

2.. Sika Manu also retires after an incredible career. Manu played 104 times for Hull FC, and is also a back-to-back Challenge Cup winner.

3.. Mickey Paea is the third Hull FC player to retire. Paea had two spells with the club, making a total of 104 appearances.

4.. Testimonial man Danny Washbrook will also leave Hull FC after two playing spells. Washbrook made his debut way back in 2005, going on to play 229 times for his hometown side. York will be his destination for 2020.

5.. Joe Westerman, another player who’s had two spells with Hull, will also leave to join his new club, thought to be Wakefield. Westerman made 160 appearances for the Airlie Birds.

6.. Chris Green, another back-to-back Cup winner, will not be returning to Hull FC after a loan spell at Wakefield. Green made 141 appearances for the club.

7.. Dean Hadley will make his current loan spell over the river permanent. Hadley played 88 times for Hull FC.

8.. Jez Litten will also make his current loan spell at the old enemy permanent. Litten played 18 times for Hull FC.

9.. Jack Logan leaves Hull FC after 40 appearances. He made his debut back in 2014, and has had to endure some horrific injuries in his time at the club.

10.. Levy Nzoungou leaves after just one season at Hull FC. He made just the one appearance for the club.

The ten players confirmed to leave Hull FC at the end of the season add to the five who left earlier in the year, making the total number of departures 15. 

11.. Andrew Bulman moved back to Whitehaven after deciding Hull life wasn’t for him. The winger failed to play for either the Reserves or first team.

12.. Fetuli Talanoa announced his retirement just before the Easter Hull Derby. After arriving in 2014, Talanoa played 127 games for the club.

13.. Danny Langtree moved back to Oldham after struggling to break into the first team. Langtree played the early part of the season in the Reserve side.

14.. Hakim Miloudi signed for Toronto earlier in the season after struggling in Super League. Miloudi played 16 times for Hull FC.

15.. Jordan Thompson signed for Leigh mid-season after struggling to break into the team. In two spells at the club Thompson made 114 appearances.

Mid-season Hull signed Andre Savelio from Brisbane and also brought Gareth Ellis back out of retirement. Ratu Naulago was also signed after a successful trial with the club, with 2020 signing Tevita Satae also playing the last four games of the season.

The biggest recruitment drive since 2016, Hull FC have announced seven new signings for 2020. From the NRL, Manu Ma’u, Ligi Sao, Mahe Fonua, and Satae arrive, and from Super League Josh Jones and Adam Swift have been recruited. Jordan Johnstone also arrives from the Championship.

Adam Pearson has also confirmed there’s still one or two new signings to be made ahead of next year.

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