Chris Green rewarded with new Hull deal

James Gordon

Hull forward Chris Green has signed a new two-year deal with the club.

Green, 22, crossed for his first senior try in Sunday’s 33-10 victory over Hull, and has made seven appearances in his debut Super League season.

He told the club’s official website: “It has been a pretty good week to score my first try and then to sign a new deal, so I’m really pleased. 

“I am thankful to Peter Gentle for my opportunity this season and hopefully a new contract is the reward for my efforts this year and a chance for me to progress. 

Hull FC is my home town club and there is no other place I want to be playing.”

Green has spent time on dual-registration deals with Championships clubs Doncaster and York, but made his top flight debut against Bradford in March.

Head Coach Peter Gentle said: “The pleasing aspect about Chris has been his attitude and patience, he has worked hard on his game throughout the season and when a chance finally came to play he grasped it with both hands. 

“He is a big, strong athletic presence that is improving week by week and he has a role to play in our squad and our future like all our young players do.”

Gentle has handed debuts to several of Hull’s academy products this season, including Ben Crooks, Liam Kent and Josh Bowden, having been hit by a raft of injuries and departures to his squad.

Hull travel to Widnes for the SKY televised game on Saturday, where a win could move them level on points with any of the three sides above them.