Shaul extends with Hull FC

Hull FC have moved to tie down the long-term future of fullback Jamie Shaul with a new two-year contract extension.

Shaul, who signed a five-year deal in 2014, will see his new contract keep him at his hometown club until the end of 2020.

The 24-year old made his debut in 2013.

 Shaul said: “I’m buzzing to sign for a further two years with the club.

“I’ve supported Hull all my life so when I had the chance to sign a new contract I jumped at it.

“I like to think I went well last year, but I know I’ve got improvements in my game that I need to make if I’m make to make the England squad, which is my ultimate aim.”

“As a club, we’ve signed well and they’re great additions to the squad. Hopefully they will help us kick on towards more silverware next season.

“I feel really good after being in pre-season and everyone’s bouncing at the moment. We all can’t wait for the new season.”

Shaul has made 74 appearances for the Airlie Birds in Super League, crossing 45 times in the top flight including 14 in 2016.

The FC academy graduate was also the club’s top metre maker last season with 3057, as well as leading the way on tackle busts and clean breaks.

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford said: “We’re really pleased to secure the services of Jamie for another two years.

“For him it’s about going to that next level and there’s a space for him in the international team.

“What we have to do is match that consistency of his performances so he can push for international honours.

“It’s no secret that he came through the Reserves ranks, and for him now it’s about fulfilling his potential and taking it to the next level and hopefully winning more trophies with us.

“The players around him – Carlos Tuimavave, Jake Connor, Marc Sneyd and Danny Houghton are all at that the right age to build a strong spine to last for many years.”

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