Hull fight off competition to retain Lancaster

Young Hull winger Callum Lancaster has signed his first full-time contract, committing himself to the club until the end of 2017.

Lancaster, 17, burst on to the scene earlier this year, scoring eight tries in his first five appearances, including hat-tricks against Widnes and Warrington.

He said: “I am very pleased to be committing myself to the club and by staying at Hull I feel I’m in the best place to improve my game in the future.

“It is a great opportunity for me and hopefully I will get a few more games next season. Now I have had the taste of Super League I want more, and if I get the chance again I feel I will be able to show what I can do.

“Lee [Radford] has been really good for me and tells me exactly where I need to improve, he gave me my first chance and I am really looking forward to carry on working for him.”

Coach Radford revealed that Lancaster had been subject to interest from other Super League clubs before penning a new deal.

He said: “I’m really pleased to get Callum signed to a three-year deal, which again shows the value we have in fielding and producing our own young players that have come through our system, which I’m sure he will be just one of many more to come over the next few years.

“It has taken a little longer than expected due to the fact there has been a fair bit of interest in getting Callum signed up from around the competition.


“He has been made some very good offers from other clubs, but we stuck to our wage structure that Adam, Motu and myself put in place on day one of taking the job which we feel is fair, sustainable and rewards players for their consistency, effort and performances.”

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