Hull make double signing from the NRL

Hull have signed NRL duo Bureto Faraimo and Mickey Paea on two-year deals from 2018.

Winger Faraimo, who played for the USA Tomahawks in the 2013 World Cup, joins from Parramatta Eels while Paea returns for a second spell at the KCOM Stadium.

Former Hull KR forward Paea, 31, made more than 40 appearances in a two year spell for the Airlie Birds before leaving for Newcastle Knights at the end of 2015.

Hull head coach Lee Radford said: “They’re two, quality additions to our squad for next season and beyond. Mickey is someone who knows the squad really well and Bureta will add a lot too.

“We tried to sign Bureta on a few occasions in the past and we were in for him when we signed Mahe Fonua but he ended up going to Parramatta. I’m over the moon to have finally got him.

“His statistics, including his metres, are absolutely phenomenal and he’s the kind of outside back who gets sets going for you.

“Mickey is very professional and he will provide a huge impact for us in the forwards. I was gutted to see him go when he left at the end of 2015 but it’s good to have him back at the club.”

Wellington-born Faraimo has scored nine tries in 15 appearances in the NRL, and has starred in the Queensland Cup for Mackay Cutters.

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