For some young players, the transition into the top grade is easier than for others and for Hull FC forward Chris Green, his form has been tremendous as the club has rewarded him for it with a new 3-year deal.
Although Green knows that there are areas of his game he has to work on, he is excited to have re-signed with the club.
â€œI am really pleased to have been offered a new contract and it makes all the hard work worthwhile,” Green said.
â€œI still know I have a number of areas that I need to work on to really lift my game, but I know Iâ€™m improving all the time and really benefitting from my time in the first team.
â€œPeter has given all the young lads a chance which is paying dividends, whilst Iâ€™m gaining invaluable experience from the other forwards alongside me, like Mark Oâ€™Meley.â€
A Hull FC fan growing up, Green says he looks forward to exciting times ahead for the club.
â€œHull are a great club, we have a good squad and coaches, and hcg side effects a really good team behind us off the field too,” said Green.
â€œAs a fan growing up, there really isnâ€™t anywhere else Iâ€™d rather be playing my rugby during what is a really exciting time for the club.
â€œI want to play rugby at the best level I can and at this moment I believe this to be with Hull FC.â€
With another young, talented English forward retained on their roster, Hull coach Peter Gentle believes Green can become a dominant forward in the Super League.
â€œChris has all the attributes to really grow into a strong forward in this competition and make a significant impact,” said Gentle.
â€œHe is a big thing, but at the same time he is quick and mobile, which really lends itself to the way we want to play.
â€œHe complements those in the pack around him and whilst he still has a lot of work to do on his game, he has no better role models to learn from than the likes of Lee Radford (Assistant Coach), Andy Lynch, Liam Watts and Mark Oâ€™Meley.â€