Hull sign Cator from Leigh

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Hull FC have completed the signing of Joe Cator from Leigh Centurions on a two year contract.

Cator has been a feature for the Centurions since signing this season, helping them earn a place in the playoffs.

Speaking on the decision to join the club, Cator said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be a Hull FC player; I feel like its been a long-time coming having been a supporter since I was a kid. It’s a massive opportunity for me over the next two-years.

“I was in a good position at the end of the season so I was lucky enough to have a few options in Super League but as soon as Hull came calling, my hometown and boyhood club, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

“As soon as I spoke to Lee (Radford), I knew that it was the only club I wanted to sign for and now I want to get a big pre-season under my belt to kick things off.”

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford said: “Joe plays with a really impressive attitude and I think that can be really infectious.

“His utility value is huge, being able to play at loose-forward or hooker. Our squad is smaller in size for 2020 but his utility makes up for that.

“The development in his game has come from playing week-in, week-out for Leigh over the past year. His challenge now is to do that here, with some really top players around them.

“He is going to be training with and learning from some big names and his aim to take a little bit from all of them and add that into his own game.

“I’ve known Joe for a number of years since he was a young lad. He has always had that good energy when he has played and I’m a real admirer of his.”

Meanwhile, Gareth Ellis will become the clubs oldest and longest serving player after signing a new two year contract.

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