Hull FC have signed Super League trio Jack Walker, Josh Simm and Ellis Longstaff on short-term loan deals ahead of Super League’s Magic Weekend.
The club confirmed that they will be without 13 players for the Hull derby due to injuries and suspensions. Most recently Kane Evans, Jordan Johnstone and Ligi Sao all received bans following their defeat to Leeds.
Walker, 22, makes the move from the Rhinos for the remainder of the season.
Fellow England Knights representative Ellis Longstaff joins from Warrington on a three-week loan deal. Meanwhile centre Josh Simm makes the switch from St Helens on an initial two-week loan.
Hull FC boss on trio of signings
Head coach Brett Hodgson said: “We’re pleased to be able to add three hungry players with Super League experience to our roster ahead of this weekend’s game. We’re obviously doing it tough at the moment in terms of injuries and suspensions. But these three players will bring us some quality in the areas that we are lacking bodies.
“We will also be promoting some young players from within our own system who will be available to play at the weekend. But Jack, Josh and Ellis will help compliment that with a bit of Super League experience under their belts.
“Jack’s qualities speak for themselves with a Super League winners medal to his name, and eighty appearances for the Rhinos at such a young age. He’ll bring us some pace and creativity at the back.
“We’ve seen Josh’s quality for ourselves with his performance against us at home earlier this season. He’s an exciting player who is relishing the opportunity.
“And Ellis is a really tough cookie. He’s highly rated across the competition and adds some energy and a strong defensive focus to our pack. He is another player who has shown plenty of progress at a young age, emphasised by his selection for the England Knights recently.”
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