Horne signs two-year Hull FC deal


Long serving Hull FC stand off Richard Horne has signed a new two-year deal on the eve of this 29th birthday.

The Great Britain and Scotland International, who made his debut over twelve years ago at the age of 16, has now extended his stay with the Black and Whites through to the end of the 2013 Super League season. 

Commenting on the deal, Horne said “It’s good to get it done and dusted and I can focus on my rugby now. I am happy to be here and it’s great I’m staying at Hull. 

“I enjoy being at the club, training with everyone, everybody that is part of the club and the fans, they’ve all been good to me throughout my career and things are exciting for the club again with the goals and targets we have and the players we’ve signed. 

“It will be good to link up with Seymour and McKinnon, they’re quality players and with an abundance of halves next season it will keep us all on our toes.

“We’re all excited about playing every week, we’re playing well and winning games and we have smiles on our faces. With the quality players we have that can create things and do things and we’re just focused on climbing up the ladder.” 

Coach Richard Agar added “We are pleased to have got the deal completed so quickly with Richard and the negotiations didn’t take too long at all.

“Richard has shown what a quality footballer he is over the last decade or so with the club and we hope to see even more of that now he has put pen to paper on a new deal.

“In this era of the modern game with the salary cap and short contracts, for Richard to remain a one club man and such a loyal servant is a great achievement and something from which we have reaped the rewards. 

“Hopefully those rewards will continue with the chance of some silverware over the next couple of years for Richard, so he can end his career as a legend of the club.”

Horne is the longest serving player in the current Hull FC squad and and has made 317 appearances for the Black & Whites, scoring 116 tries, 12 goals and 7 drop goals, in a career spanning 12 years.