Fetuli Talanoa signs contract extension with Hull FC

Hull FC winger Fetuli Talanoa has signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2019.

The 30-year-old joined Hull FC back in 2014 from South Sydney Rabbitohs and has gone on to make over 100 appearances, scoring 55 tries.

A member of the back-to-back Challenge Cup winning squads, Talanoa also has the option to extend his contract by a further year.

And he is made up to be staying at the Black and Whites.

Talanoa said: “Signing a new deal is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now.

“I knew I needed to put in some good performances at the start of this year to earn a new deal and I’m glad I did that.

“I’m really happy in the city. Me and my family have settled here really well and I love playing for the club. I’ve played with a really special group of guys during my time here, so in the end it was a pretty easy decision.

“The support I’ve had from these fans has been amazing. Coming over here, I didn’t know much about the city but as soon as I put the jersey on I realised the passion the fans have here.”

Hull FC coach Lee Radford is pleased to see Talanoa extend his stay.

He said: “I’m over the moon to have Fetuli tied down for next year.

“He’s a big part of the culture we have here and he’s been a real revelation since joining in 2014.

“He was a left-field signing but has proved to be a fantastic addition over the last few years.

“He had a long time out of the game before he joined the club, and I think that made him appreciate the sport and that’s played a role in showing the commitment he does both on and off the field. It’s great to keep players like him at the club.”

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