The Hull FC contract situation – when every deal runs out

Contract stuff is a daily occurrence in rugby league and Hull FC are no different.

Here’s a list of all the players’ deals and when they expire.

Those that have renewed this year for 2021 and beyond

Cameron Scott – Signed a two year deal back in February. Promising youngster that needs to kick on to the next level now.

Carlos Tuimavave – What a bit of news that was. Carlos is sheer class and arguably the best centre Hull have had since James Leuluai. He’s put pen to paper on a new four year deal keeping him here until at least 2024. Cheers, lads.

Those that will leave the club at the end of 2020

Ratu Naulago – Signed a bumper deal with Bristol rugby union who are owned by a billionaire. You can’t compete with that.

Albert Kelly – Confirmed that Albey will head back to Australia at the end of the year. Real shame. He’s been nothing short of brilliant.

Kieran Buchanan – Many including us wanted him to stay, but he wasn’t offered a new deal and has signed for Batley for the 2021 season.

Those out of contract at the end of 2020

Jamie Shaul – Split dury on the baby-faced assassin/real slim shady. Some areas of his game are outstanding, but some are also limited. He’ll be here next year.

Danny Houghton – Club legend and despite Johnstone’s progress he’ll get a new deal.

Jordan Lane – Easy decision and an announcement for the Lane Train should come soon.

Liam Harris – Looks likely to depart the club. No-one will ever forget his debut. It was a while since Hull beat the old enemy with a Harris and Scott in the side…

Gareth Ellis – Captain, leader, legend is playing into his fourth decade as a professional rugby league player. Remarkable player and human being. Can he play on to 40? His latest Yorkshire Post column suggested he’s ready to hang up the boots – this time for good.

Charlie Graham – Speedster winger who has enjoyed his time in the Reserves, but another who’s time looks to be running out.

Lewis Bienek – Signed a three and a half year contract in 2018 but apparently it’s not a simple as that.

Jude Ferreira – In the first team picture now having trained and been included in the 21-man-squad for the Wakefield game.

Those out of contract at the end of 2021

Bureta Faraimo, Josh Griffin, Jake Connor, Masimbaashe Matongo, Brad Fash, Lewis Bienek(?), Andre Savelio, Connor Wynne, Jack Brown, Josh Jones, Adam Swift, Manu Ma’u (one year option), Chris Satae, Ligi Sao and Ben McNamara

There are 15 players out of contract come the end of 2021. There’s some youth there that if potential is met then they will be signed up. The same goes for this year’s new signings. Hopefully one eye will be on Jake the Snake too – if he excels in his preferred position that is.

Those out of contract at the end of 2022

Marc Sneyd, Jordan Johnstone, Josh Bowden, Mahe Fonua, Cameron Scott

It’s hoped Johnstone can be the long-term successor to Houghton. Bowden and Fonua will be young enough to go round again, but need to step up their games right now. Sneyd will be entering his twilight years.

Those out of contract at the end of 2023

Scott Taylor – Will hope to see his career out at Hull. He’ll be 32 at the end of his current contract.

Those out of contract at the end of 2024

Carlos Tuimavave – I.E.I. You know the words. He’s an outstanding player. Four more years of metres, tackle busts and grown men questioning their sexuality.

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  1. Without Mickey Paea the team lose too much grunt up front. Noticeable that when he’s off the pitch, Hull lose so much go-forward.I’d keep him for another year at least.

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