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 Iâ€™m really excited about the move,â€ the 24-year-old said.
â€œHull have had a good year despite a lot of injuries and theyâ€™ve added some quality players to the ones already at the club for next season.â€
Johnson is also pleased to play alongside some of the players already at the club, and cannot wait to play.
â€œThe likes of Gareth Ellis and Daniel Holdsworth are top players, so itâ€™s a good time to be joining the club and hopefully we can push on to big things.
â€œWhenever you play rugby, you want to win and be the best you can and Iâ€™m sure I can do that at Hull FC. With the squad that coach Peter Gentle is putting together, hopefully weâ€™ll be pushing for silverware in the next few years.â€
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.
â€œWeâ€™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.