Hull fight off rivals to retain Tickle


Hull back-rower Danny Tickle last week signed a new three-year deal to remain at the club until 2013, despite interest from rival Super League clubs.

Tickle, 27, moved to the club from Wigan in 2007 and was part of the teams that reached the Super League Grand Final in XX and the Challenge Cup final in 2008.

He said: “Ultimately I want to win some trophies, I have been close now on four occasions and still not achieved it, so that was a major part of my decision and why I have chosen to stay at Hull.

It is a club where I feel I have developed and learned a lot from various people and now I want to repay that by playing to my best and helping them lift a trophy.”

Tickle began his career at Halifax and played his 100th game for the Airlie Birds in the weekend’s defeat to Huddersfield.

Coach Richard Agar said: “I am delighted that we have secured the services of Danny on a longer term deal, he plays a lot of games, a lot of minutes and is a top line goal kicker for us and for those reasons he would be an integral part of any side.”