Hull FC set to sign ex-Wigan duo

Hull FC are looking at adding two ex-Wigan forwards to their ranks for the 2019 season.

Chairman Adam Pearson revealed the club will make new signings after witnessing a record defeat at Warrington just last month, and the first two of those are close to being made, or so UTC understands.

The Sun newspaper just linked Gareth Hock with the Black and Whites, but it goes beyond that, with Harrison Hansen also thought to be getting Hull’s attention.

Both players originally made their name at Wigan, but have played for Championship clubs Featherstone and Leigh respectively. Hock actually left Featherstone earlier this year, whilst Hansen moved to Widnes following Leigh’s financial implode.

Hansen is 32-years-old, and still has some mileage left in his tank whereas Hock would be considered the more controversial signing.

Hock, who played nearly 200 games for Wigan over an eleven year period, is slightly older at 34-years-old, and he has known to be a loose cannon in the past but a fresh start could do him the world of good.

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As with all Lee Radford signings we won’t judge the book by its cover. Both players would add some grunt to a forward pack which hasn’t dominated this season, with Hansen complimenting the back row and Hock the prop position.

Both players are former internationals and could do a job for the club given the right deal.

Given the late change to philosophies surrounding recruitment, a dose of realism must be placed when assessing any potential signings. It’s September and choices are limited.

Radford has already announced they’ll be hefty recruitment at Hull FC for the 2020 season.

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