Hull FC confirm departure of Josh Griffin ahead of Super League switch

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Josh Griffin is expected to join Wakefield following his release from Hull. Photo by James Heaton/News Images.

Josh Griffin is expected to join Wakefield following his release from Hull. Photo by James Heaton/News Images.

Hull FC have confirmed the departure of back-rower or centre Josh Griffin by mutual consent, with a Super League move imminent. 

Griffin, 33, has been released from the remainder of his contract at the MKM Stadium, which was due to expire at the end of the season.

He is currently serving a seven-match ban following a red card in the Challenge Cup fixture against St Helens last month for dissent.

Hull added in a statement: “We would like to thank Josh for his contribution to the club over the last seven seasons, which includes a Challenge Cup Final victory in 2017.

“We wish Josh and his family well for the future.”

Griffin has made 144 appearances for the Black & Whites since his move ahead of 2017, scoring 45 tries.

Josh Griffin expected to join Wakefield

As previously reported by Hull Daily Mail, the ex-Salford man is expected to join Mark Applegarth’s Wakefield Trinity in their bid to ensure Super League safety.

Wakefield boss Applegarth previously confirmed his interest in the player, speaking to Yorkshire Post.

He said: “I played with Josh and his brother, Darrell. He grew up in Wakefield and it’s a club close to his heart.

“Before his ban, he was one of the in-form players in Super League. We’ve definitely got a bit of interest there.”

Wakefield claimed their third win of the season in Round 18 with a dramatic golden point victory over Wigan, with outside-back Will Dagger kicking the match-winner with a drop goal.

It reduces the gap to just two points from Castleford Tigers at the bottom of the Super League table.

Having defeated Leeds and Salford, Wakefield have won three of their last four games.

Griffin’s experience would be a huge boost for Trinity, who are currently without forwards vice-captain Jordan Crowther (calf) and Isaac Shaw (hamstring).

Influential forward Kelepi Tanginoa has also been ruled out indefinitely after breaking his radius, with a return date yet to be confirmed.

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