Hull pick up released Bronco

Former Wigan, Hull KR and London winger Liam Colbon has become Hull FC‘s ninth new addition for the 2014 season.

Colbon, 29, has been training alone after leaving the capital, and he is relishing the opportunity to pull on a Black and White shirt.

“All the adversity I faced at London last year and the uncertainty of having a job really put things into perspective,” said Colbon.

“I’ve had to do an internship and look at coaching as I wasn’t sure if I’d find another club at this stage of the year, but this offer from Hull came out of the blue and I’m really excited.

“I’ve been doing a lot of fitness training on my own and I’m just really looking forward to getting back into a team environment.”

Standing at 6ft 2in, and weighing 100kg, Colbon is comfortable on either the right or left flank and brings further competition for places in the Hull back-line.

Head coach Lee Radford said, “Liam will offer us cover and depth on the wing with Jason Crookes injured and the situation with Tom Biggs still ongoing.

“I played against him on a number of occasions and he was a real handful to tackle. He brings plenty of grunt and intensity out of back field, which is what we’re after, and he adds to what both Tom [Lineham] and Fetuli [Talanoa] bring to the team. It’s healthy competition in there for us.”

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