Gareth Ellis – Captain, Leader, Legend. When Gaz chose Hull FC over the rest of Super League, that made everyone stand up and take notice. It took a bit of time, but as the two got to know one another, our fortunes changed for the better. As much as it was a team effort to win back to back Challenge Cups at Wembley, UTC would present a strong argument that the feat wouldn’t have been achieved without Gareth Ellis, who like a fine wine or cheese, just got better with age.
Jack Harrison – A pacey winger who not only captivated the watching audience with his talent on the pitch, but also his bravery in service of his country. Jack Harrison is the only rugby league player to have earned the Victoria Cross, the highest individual honour one can receive in the British armed forces. Before that, he was a key figure of a Hull FC side, pre-World War One, that was emerging as a superpower in the game. With 52-tries in a single season, Jack was part of the clubs first ever winning Challenge Cup side, leaving defences in their wake with his speed and deadly ability to serve his way out of tackles.
Marc Sneyd – Arguably, with several years of his playing career still to come, the most decorated player in Hull FC history. So far he only has two winners medals with the back-to-back Wembley wins, but in that time, he also has his name engraved into the Lance Todd Trophy not once, but twice, as the Man of the Match in the Challenge Cup final. A remarkable feat, Marc Sneyd is the man for the big occasion, the half back who turns up when it really matters.
Steve Norton – Magical. An old school loose forward who could break the line with his running or eye for a pass. Knocker was a game changer. His crisp handling paved the way for so many tries, with his ability to carve his way through the defence legendary. Considered as God by the Hull FC fans, the Wezzie-born larker will forever be considered a club legend, both on and off the field.
Jamie Shaul – Scoring the winning try as Hull won the Challenge Cup at Wembley for the first time in their history means that this baby faced assassin will always be in the mix of the clubs most illustrious eras. Still under-rated to this day, the Hull-born fullback is a remarkable talent, with freakish speed and agility at his disposal. He scores tries that others can only dream of and still has his best years ahead of him.
Johnny Whiteley – One of the most iconic legends of Hull FC, Gentlemen John earned his respect over a remarkable playing and coaching career. He starred at loose forward in the famous 50s pack, winning two Rugby League Championships in that time. He led Hull out at Wembley, captained his club and country, and won the World Cup as both a player and coach. A resimae that few can compete with.