Josh Griffin pens new deal with Hull FC

Josh Griffin has signed a new two-year contract extension with Hull FC, keeping him at the club until the end of 2021.

The 28-year-old centre is the latest player to commit to the Black and Whites, with the likes of Sika Manu, Mark Minichiello and Jake Connor all recently signing contract extensions.

Griffin has made nearly 50 appearances under FC coach Lee Radford and is delighted to extend his stay at the KCOM Stadium.

He said: “I’m massively pleased to get the deal done.

“Being out of contract at the end of next year, it’s not something that I was necessarily expecting but the club have approached me and I’m happy to sign.

“It’s nice to see the club show faith in me and that they want to keep me here on a long-term basis. We’re building a good culture here, and that can be seen by all the players who are extending their contracts.

“We’re a close-knit group, and for everyone to be sticking around together is massive for what we’re aiming to achieve.”

Radford is a big fan of Griffin and is glad to have him at his disposal for the next few years.

He said: “It’s another contract extension and another one I’m really happy to have completed.

“This year in particular, Josh’s form has been fantastic and he’s been a really top recruit since joining from Salford last season.

“He’s a player that is only going to get better during his time at the club, and I feel he’s not far away from international recognition now.”