Hull confirm signing of Joe Westerman

Hull have re-signed forward Joe Westerman following his departure from Toronto Wolfpack.

Westerman, 28, returns for a second spell at the KCOM Stadium having previously played there between 2011 and 2015.

The former Castleford and Warrington loose forward has signed a deal until the end of the season, with an option for the club to extend it further if they wish.

He said: “It’s brilliant to be back here. I loved it at Hull during my first spell and I can’t wait to get back playing in front of a massive crowd.

“Since I left the club in 2015, the club has grown even bigger than it was before, so it was a no brainer for me when I got asked to come back.

“Radders gave me the call and it was pretty much there and then that I was able to make my decision. There were a couple of other clubs interested but like I said, I love this club and that’s why I’m happy to come back here.”

Westerman made 126 appearances for the Airlie Birds after joining from Castleford, and has moved clubs for a transfer fee three times, including when he departed Hull originally for Warrington, and then when he moved to Toronto.

Head Coach Lee Radford said: “I’m over the moon to be able to bring in a player with Joe’s talent, he’s in a position where this has to work for him and for that reason I’m sure he is going to do everything in his power to make this a success.

“Our club has changed significantly since Joe was last here and he is coming into a professional environment where we set very high standards and have a strong culture. He understands the challenges that poses and it’s one he is relishing.”

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