Talented prop joins Hull

Paul Johnson

They have been on a signing coup of late, and that trend has continued for Hull FC, with Wakefield Wildcats prop Paul Johnson on a 2-year deal – bringing their signings for 2013 to a total of 8 so far.

They may have been knocked out of the play-offs, but the Black and Whites acted swiftly to get their man – with the former St Helens and Wakefield forward excited about the move ahead of him.

“Hull FC is one of the biggest clubs in the game and I’m really excited about the move,” the 24-year-old said.

“Hull have had a good year despite a lot of injuries and they’ve added some quality players to the ones already at the club for next season.”

Johnson is also pleased to play alongside some of the players already at the club, and cannot wait to play.

“The likes of Gareth Ellis and Daniel Holdsworth are top players, so it’s a good time to be joining the club and hopefully we can push on to big things.

“Whenever you play rugby, you want to win and be the best you can and I’m sure I can do that at Hull FC. With the squad that coach Peter Gentle is putting together, hopefully we’ll be pushing for silverware in the next few years.”

The outlook for Hull is clear, they are buying to win – with owner Adam Pearson backing the plans that Australian head coach Peter Gentle has in mind for the club.

“We’re really pleased to have secured a deal for Paul, a player who has impressed throughout this season with his no-nonsense, committed approach to the game,” said Pearson.

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