Ellis: Hull are going places

 

New Hull star Gareth Ellis believes the club is going places and says he is excited for what the future holds.

Ellis, 31, has moved to the KC Stadium on a three-year deal after a successful X year stint in the NRL with Wests Tigers.

He said: “The club really sold their ambition to me a few months ago and I came off the phone feeling just like one of the supporters and thinking that Hull FC is going places.

“When I spoke to the club, we spoke about the recruitment drive and the players they were looking to bring in to make the squad stronger. They’ve certainly delivered on the promises they gave to me and it’s an exciting time to be joining Hull FC.

“For me, I just want to contribute as much as I can on the field, help out the younger players and who knows, hopefully there will be some silverware as well.”

Hull have been busy on the recruitment front, signing half-back Daniel Holdsworth from Salford and former Hull KR captain Ben Galea.

They’ve also added Bradford winger Jason Crookes, Castleford centre Joe Arundel and Wakefield prop Paul Johnson.

Ellis is already familiar with several of the Hull squad, having appeared alongside them on international duty.

He added: “There’s a few that I’ve played alongside before in the likes of Richard Horne, Kirk Yeaman, Tom Briscoe and Andy Lynch. There are a few lads there that I knew pretty well and I get on with so hopefully I can settle into the group quite quickly.

“I absolutely loved my time in Australia. It’s really paid off, not just for myself but for my family, and it’s been a really good experience. I just felt I was at the stage not only in my career but in my life in general where I felt ready for home.”

The former Leeds and Wakefield back-rower, who has earned 35 international caps, scored 10 tries in 75 appearances for Wests in the NRL.

 

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