Palea’aesina targets Hull first team place


Hull FC prop forward Iafeta Palea’aesina is working hard to return to full fitness, and wants to nail down a first team spot with the Black and Whites as soon as possible.

Sidelined for much of the season with ACL and calf injuries, Palea’aesina played off the bench for Doncaster against Toulouse at the weekend, as he is dual registered with the South Yorkshire club.

Now he is aiming to get back in action for FC too.

“It was good to get out there after being in rehab for the last 10 weeks,” he told his club’s official website.

“It was good to get some game time under my belt. I’m looking to push for a spot in the first-team now, but it’s not going to be easy. Everyone’s playing so well at the minute so it will be tough to show that I deserve my chance.

“I’ve just got to get as many minutes under my belt as I can for Doncaster, work hard in training, focus and get my head down.”

The former Kiwi international may not have spent as much time on the park as he would like, but he has been working as Hull FC‘s player welfare manager too.

“I’ve been doing plenty of stuff with the foundation and helping young kids out and it’s been great,” he said.