Hull FC have confirmed the signing of former State of Origin half-back Josh Reynolds from Wests Tigers.
The Black & Whites have swooped to capture the 31-year old, fighting off significant competition to secure his signature to see him head to the KCOM Stadium in 2021, agreeing an initial two-year deal with an option of a third year.
Reynolds heads to the UK with over 160 games of NRL experience under his belt, in a 10 year career that has seen him represent both Canterbury Bulldogs and his current side, Wests, following new head coach Brett Hodgson from the Tigers.
Reacting to the news, Reynolds said: “I’m really excited and proud to be joining a club like Hull FC, they’re a big club with great heritage and a very passionate set of fans.
“I’ve heard a lot about the club and their vision which is exciting and I’d love to get over to the UK and try and win a trophy with them.
“They’ve won the cup a couple of times recently which looked like great occasions to be part of and so do the Derby games.
“The stadium looks class. I can’t wait to run out there for the club and start the next chapter in my career, I’m really ready to rip in and get started. I’m excited about what the next few years has in store.”
head coach Brett Hodgson added: “Josh is an elite player. He builds his game around work-ethic and effort, and that’s what we are after here at the club – he’ll be a real leader for us.
“He’s played Origin, Grand Finals, and Prime Ministers XIII matches – he’s been involved in the game for a long time – he has played at the highest level and he will bring that experience with him.
“He is the sort of player who will bring out the best in the other players around him – the opportunity to see him work together on the field with Marc Sneyd is really exciting. They can complement each other really well with their two different skill-sets; he is a runner of the ball and will find opportunities to attack out of nothing.
“Josh is a passionate guy, and when he sets his sights on what he wants to achieve, he will excel. To have him in Black & White is a really exciting prospect for the club.”