Contract stuff is a daily occurrence in rugby league and Hull FC are no different.
Here is a list of all the players’ deals and when they expire.
New Signings for 2021
Josh Reynolds – Former Canterbury and Wests Tigers half back. Joins Hull on an original two-year deal with club option of a third.
Those that have renewed this year for 2021 and beyond
Cameron Scott – Signed a two year deal back in February. Needs to kick on to the next level now.
Carlos Tuimavave – Sheer class. He’s put pen to paper on a new four year deal keeping him at Hull until at least the end of 2024. Cheers lads.
Danny Houghton – Signed a two year deal. Much better from the bench recently and he’ll look to continue that as Johnstone cements the starting role.
Jordan Lane – The Lane Train has signed a new two year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of 2022. Great news.
Jude Ferreira – The 19-year-old centre has signed a three year deal after impressing in both the academy and reserves.
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. Jeepers.
Albert Kelly – Back in Australia after a hamstring ended his season. Real shame. He’s been nothing short of brilliant and deserved a better ending. Currently on trial at Brisbane Broncos.
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.
Liam Harris – Signed for Halifax and leaves with our best wishes. 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…
Lewis Bienek – Never really worked out at Hull with the prop signing a one year deal at Castleford for 2021.
Gareth Ellis – Captain, leader, legend played into his fourth decade as a professional rugby league player in 2020, before hanging up the boots – this time for good. Will join Hull’s coaching staff at the end of the season.
Charlie Graham – Speedster winger who enjoyed his time in the Reserves, but who had next to no opportunity this year.
Charlie Patterson-Lund – Young back rower blighted by injury. Named in a couple of provisional squads but never made a match day one.
Ryan Johnson – Centre that played for the Reserves in 2019. Stuck in wilderness like many given no comp in 2020.
Those out of contract at the end of 2020
Jamie Shaul – Serious knee injury ended his season. He’ll be here next year though.
Those out of contract at the end of 2021
Bureta Faraimo, Josh Griffin, Jake Connor, Masimbaashe Matongo, Brad Fash, 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 14 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.
Those out of contract at the end of 2022
Marc Sneyd, Danny Houghton, Jordan Johnstone, Josh Bowden, Mahe Fonua, Cameron Scott, Josh Reynolds (one year option)
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 – Aye, eee, aye. You know the words. He’s an outstanding player. Four more years of metres, tackle busts and grown men questioning their sexuality.