Hull complete signing of Liam Sutcliffe from Leeds

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Hull FC have announced the signing of centre Liam Sutcliffe from Leeds ahead of the 2023 Super League season.

The 27-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the MKM Stadium, and will join Tex Hoy and Jake Trueman at the club for the new Super League season.

Sutcliffe, who can also play in a number of positions, including at full-back, in the halves and in the second row or loose forward.

The former England international has spent all of his professional career with Leeds, making his debut for the club in 2013.

During that time, he has been part of two Super League Grand Final winning squads, including 2015 when Leeds won the treble. He was also part of the 2017 success.

Sutcliffe was also part of the 2014 and 2020 Challenge Cup winning sides, and has also played in the World Club Challenge twice.

Speaking about his new challenge, Sutcliffe said: “Having spent pretty much my entire career at Leeds and being a homegrown player, it’s a big decision for me to make the move, but it’s one I’m really excited for.

“Having been over to the city and spoken to Brett (Hodgson), I really liked what he had to say about the club’s vision and ambition over the next few years.

“Hull is a big club – that speaks for itself, so I’m looking forward to coming into this new environment and playing my part in helping the club achieve what it is striving for. ”

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Hodgson excited to add Sutcliffe to squad

Hull Head Coach Brett Hodgson added: “I’m really grateful to the club for their effort in securing Liam’s signature, it isn’t often a player of his calibre becomes an option whilst still under contract.

“We’re excited about what Liam can add to our squad – his utility value adds some real strength across the park for us being able to fill in in a number of positions when required to do so and his recent performances at centre for Leeds has showcased his quality.

“He comes to us as a proven winner with multiple honours under his belt, and to have over 200 career games at just 27 years old, he’s in the prime of his career and he will add invaluable experience to our playing squad for 2023 and beyond.”

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