Ellis happy to get game time


Hull’s Jamie Ellis says he is happy to feature wherever head coach Peter Gentle needs him, as long as he keeps getting game time for the Airlie Birds.

Ellis, 22, joined the club in the close season after an impressive season at Leigh, where he was named Championship Player of the Year and picked up a Northern Rail Cup winners medal.

He has been utilised as an interchange hooker so far in his Hull career, although the former St Helens junior admits his ambition is to push for a place in the halves.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m just happy getting a few minutes off the bench at the moment and getting used to playing at this level.

“I’m really enjoying my rugby at the moment and I’m happy to be playing a few different positions. It’s all good experience for me and I’m liking the challenge. 

“My goal is still to secure a starting spot in the team, preferably in the halves, but for now I’m just happy to be a part of the team.”

Ellis made his Hull debut in the win over Wakefield in round five, and also came off the bench in last weekend’s superb 22-10 win over his former club St Helens.

He is expected to once again feature on the bench in this Sunday’s Super League clash with Widnes, who Ellis helped to beat three times last season while at the Centurions.


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