Jake Trueman to join Hull FC in 2023 after suffering season-ending injury

Josh McAllister
Castleford Super League

Hull FC have confirmed the signing of Castleford Tigers half-back Jake Trueman on a three-year deal from 2023.

He has played his final game for Castleford, having suffered an ACL injury against Huddersfield which will rule him out for the remainder of the current campaign.

Trueman, 23, made his debut for Castleford debut in 2017 against St Helens, having joined from Bradford Bulls at the age of 17. He has made more than 100 career appearances, and also represented England in the Rugby League World Cup 9s tournament Down Under in 2019.

Trueman said: “There were a few clubs that showed interest in me, but after meeting with Brett Hodgson and James Clark, I was really keen to come to Hull because of plans both on and off the field.

“I like the way Brett said he wants his team to play. I’m excited about playing behind a big pack like Hull’s.

“It’s exciting that the news is finally out there. It certainly makes it feel more real!

“I’ve been watching Hull closely this year, doing my homework ahead of next season. I’m just excited to get started now.”

Hull boss on new signing Jake Trueman

Hull head coach Brett Hodgson added: “Jake is one of the best young halves in the competition at the moment. We’re thrilled to be bringing him in for 2023.

“He has been exceptional so far in 2022. We’re hoping that we can help Jake continue his growth here at Hull.

“Of course, it’s unfortunate with Jake’s knee injury, but he’s in good hands with the medical staff around him and everyone here at Hull will be working hard on his rehabilitation programme to make sure he’s ready and raring to go for us at the start of the 2023 season.”

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