Pritchard heading to Parramatta
Frank Pritchard is leaving Hull FC according to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald. The 32-year old has one year left on his contract but is said to be keen to returning to Australia for the final year of his playing career.
The Black & Whites will not stand in the forwards way if he wishes to leave; many supporters believe the player hasn’t lived up to expectations, not helped by the fact he’s been played in an unfamiliar style for most of 2016.
Pritchard has reportedly been released from the remainder of his contract, with Parramatta the club leading the race to sign him. Hull are in the market for a stand-off and a few other signings, so Pritchard’s departure will free up the space in the squad to allow this.
Kelly to solve FC’s stand-off problems?
A move considered unthinkable by some Black & White supporters, it looks as if Albert Kelly will be the man to solve their stand-off problems.
The ex-Hull KR man who was suspended for a string of disciplinary breaches, has been linked with Wakefield, Leigh, Wigan and NRL clubs, but it’s understood that he will join Hull FC on a one-year deal on a significantly less wage than what he was on at the Robins.
The playmaker has sat down with coach Lee Radford and captain Gareth Ellis last week to discuss expectations. Some supporters think the signing could disrupt the positive attitude in the camp, but others are excited about the prospect on Kelly joining the club.
Abdull to join Hull KR on loan?
Love Rugby League is reporting that Jordan Abdull could join Championship Hull KR on loan for 2017. We first reported this one a few weeks back but we understand it is now gathering pace.
The Robins are desperately searching for a half-back pairing for 2017 following the departure of Albert Kelly and Terry Campese, so could the young Hull half be the man for the job.
Hull FC are keen to keep hold of Abdull, but having spent time on loan at Featherstone in 2016, a spell away from the club could be on the cards to develop the player.
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