It was the whole will he or won’t he scenario, as speculation raged on for ages as to whether or not Jacob Miller would indeed be leaving the Wests Tigers or whether he would be staying.
Fast forward to right now and English Super League side Hull FC have confirmed the signing of the young halfback on a 2 and a half year deal, a signing that they have been chasing for some time.
Whilst Miller has signed, he will not be playing straight away, with the club still awaiting his visa clearance, as he looks to force his way into the side and vie for a spot in the halves with experienced duo Richard Horne and Daniel Holdsworth.
With an opportunity to be playing footy regularly, Miller says that he just could not pass it up as he looks forward to the next couple of seasons at Hull.
â€œI am really excited about the opportunity to play in Super League with Hull FC,” said Miller.
â€œI am obviously leaving a club that I have close ties with and I have some good friends here, but I would like to thank the club, the coaches, the players and the fans for their support over the last few years and wish them all the very best for the future and hopefully a strong run for the rest of the season.â€
â€œIt looks like itâ€™s a great time to be joining Hull, they have a strong roster and what looks like a great stadium so I canâ€™t wait to get over there and get started.â€
Miller, a talented halfback, has represented the Junior Kangaroos and was a part of the 2012 Wests Tigers NYC premiership side, with the club seeing Miller as a halfback with plenty of promise.
â€œItâ€™s a timely acquisition for us in a position we have been looking to cover for some time now,â€ said Hull FC coach Peter Gentle.
â€œJacob is a player that has all the attributes to be a quality half back and we feel can really benefit our side, as well as improving his own game.
â€œHeâ€™ll fit in nicely working with the likes of Daniel (Holdsworth) and Horney (Richard Horne) and we look forward to him joining up with the side in the coming weeks.â€
â€œI would like to thank the Tigers for their understanding and cooperation in making the signing a possibility, in particular giving us the chance to recruit a player midway through their current campaign.â€