Hull sign Brad Dwyer from Leeds as duo pen new deals

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Hull have signed hooker Brad Dwyer from Leeds for 2023 as well as tying down Joe Lovodua and Danny Houghton to new deals.

All three players are contracted until at least the end of 2023. Hot prospect Denive Balmforth will also be part of Hull’s first team squad next season.

Dwyer becomes Hull’s fourth signing ahead of 2023 alongside Liam Sutcliffe, Jake Trueman and Tex Hoy.

Brad Dwyer on Hull switch

Dwyer said: “I’m really excited to be coming over and playing for Hull next season. The biggest attraction for me was playing in front of those fans – it’s an incredible fanbase, and you really get that sense of atmosphere and occasion when playing at Hull.

“Playing off the back of the pack that Hull has too was a big draw for me. I think it’ll suit me down to the ground, it really excited me about what I could bring to the club and I came away from those meetings buzzing for next season.

“It’s exciting to be part of a that spine. Having a couple of other new faces in there like Jake and Tex allows us all to put our own stamp on it and I’m really looking forward to working with Danny and Joe.”

 

Danny Houghton to play 17th season for Hull in 2023

Veteran hooker Houghton will enter his 17th season with the Black and Whites next year having triggered his option to continue at the club for a further 12 months. He has made more than 400 appearances for his hometown club.

Houghton said: “It’s an honour to represent my hometown club, so to be going around for a 17th season is something I can be really proud of.

“I feel incredibly privileged to have played so many games for the club and I’m excited to continue my journey here for another year.

“It’s exciting to have Joey and Brad also in the hooker role next season. It will take a bit of pressure off my shoulders and it’ll hopefully allow me to play with more freedom, so I’m looking forward to that.”

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Joe Lovodua: I want to repay faith club have shown in me

Hull have also taken the option to extend the contract of Fiji international Joe Lovodua for at least another 12 months.

Lovodua said: “Firstly, I just want to thank God for everything he has done for me in my life and I’m extremely honoured to be staying at Hull for another year.

“I am so grateful to the club for giving me a chance to represent them in Super League and I couldn’t have asked for anything more from them in my first season here.

“The fans who have supported me and the team every week have been brilliant and I just want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for embracing me and taking me in like their own.

“I want to repay the faith that the club and the fans have shown me this year and I will be working hard to recover from my injury and come back bigger and stronger in 2023.”

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