Hull sign ex-Warrior Phelps

Hull FC have completed the signing of versatile Australian star Cameron Phelps, subject to Visa clearance.

The Black and Whites have landed the talented 25-year-old on a deal until the end of the new campaign, which starts against Hull KR on Sunday at Magic Weekend, although it is doubtful Phelps will feature.

Formerly of Canterbury Bulldogs and current Super League champions Wigan Warriors, Phelps specialises at full back, but can also offer cover at centre or on the wing if required.

Down under he made 39 appearances for the Bulldogs scoring 12 tries, having come through the club’s junior grades as well as representing Australia at U19 level, before heading to England where he went on to score 11 tries in 41 appearances for the Warriors.

Speaking to www.hullfc.com, Phelps spoke of his delight at the opportunity to join Hull.

“I think Hull are a good club and they have a lot of potential. They have a good young roster, with a mix of youth and experience and have a chance of winning some silverware.

“You look at the likes of O’Meley and Fitz and then youngsters like Tom Briscoe and Danny Houghton, they have a good mix and a talented squad,” said Phelps, who is also a close friend of current FC star Mark O’Meley.

“I played with Mark before and he’ll be a big help for me settling in and I know Longy and Fitzgibbon as well, so it will help me get used to the plays and learn the moves.”

The arrival of Phelps gives Hull plenty of options for the new season and head coach Richard Agar is pleased to have landed a player of his quality.

“We are delighted to have secured the services of Cameron, particularly considering this time of the year, to get a player of his quality is good for us.

“In the first half of last season he was one of Wigan’s stand out performers and he received a strong recommendation from a former coach too, so we are delighted to bringing him in and that he sees Hull as the club he wants to be at.”

He added, “Cameron is a quality player and a quality professional, on and off the field, so he’ll bring a lot to the squad and to find a player of his calibre, at this stage in this season, gives us some tremendous options.”

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