Fijian winger commits future to Hull

Mitieli Vulikijapani Hull FC

Fijian outside back Mitieli Vulikijapani has signed a new one-year contract extension with Hull FC, with a club option for a further year.

Vulikijapani, 28, has been granted permission to extend his time with the Airlie Birds by the British Army, where he serves as a Gunner with the 47 Regiment Royal Artillery.

He was originally spotted representing the Army in rugby union before switching codes.

Hull FC head coach, Brett Hodgson, said: “I am thrilled that we have secured a contract extension for Mitch, he has become a big part of our group.

“He has made quick progress in the short time he has been with us and we feel his development is still on an upwards trajectory, so we’re excited to see him continue to improve.

“We brought him into the club when his understanding of the game was relatively moderate, and although he is still learning day by day, we have been pleased with how Mitch has contributed to the squad over the last 18 months.”

Mitieli Vulikijapani has scored six tries in 18 appearances for the Airlie Birds, and also played twice for Bradford on loan last season.

He follows Connor Wynne and Jordan Lane in committing their futures to the MKM Stadium in recent weeks.

Hull have already confirmed the new signings of Jake Trueman and Tex Hoy for 2023.

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