Masimbaashe Matongo extends stay at Hull FC

Young forward Masimbaashe Matongo has penned a new three-year contract extension with Hull FC.

The Zimbabwe-born prop made his Super League debut with the Black and Whites in 2015 and has already played three games this season.

Matongo was named in Paul Anderson’s England Knights Performance Squad last week, before making his first Super League start against Leeds Rhinos on Thursday.

And the 21-year-old will remain at the KCOM Stadium until the end of the 2021 season.

Matongo said: “I first got a call a few weeks ago, saying that Hull wanted to extend my contract, so I was absolutely buzzing to hear that news.

“I’ve been really happy with the way I’ve been playing lately and I’m looking forward to getting my head down and working hard to improve even more these next few years.

“The contract extension allows me to put a marker down and it will give me the encouragement to try and get up there with the best in the game.”