Former NRL player Tuimavave extends Hull FC stay

Hull FC centre and halfback Carlos Tuimavave

His NRL stint may have been short but Carlos Tuimavave has seen success in the Super League with Hull FC and has re-signed with the club.

Tuimavave, who played in 14 NRL games for the New Zealand Warriors and Newcastle Knights, has been with Hull FC since 2016.

Also a Samoan international, Tuimavave has been in stellar form for the black and whites alongside another former NRL player in Mahe Fonua.

Tuimavave is pleased to have his future sorted and was quick to thank the city and its fans.

“I’m really happy to sign at the club long term, it was an easy decision as my family are really happy and settled in Hull,” said Tuimavave.

“We love the club, the city, and the fans.

“It is a place we have made our home and I’m fully focused now on playing my best footy for the team and seeing where the next few years take us.”

Tuimavave also thanked the club and knows that Hull FC are going places in the league.

“The club is ambitious and we want to be challenging for honours and that is something I want to play a part in,” continued Tuimavave.

“I’d like to thank the club for their ongoing support, and to Adam and James who have been great to me and my family since we got here.

“I really couldn’t see myself playing anywhere else.”

Andy Last, Hull FC’s interim head coach, expressed his satisfaction in retaining the now veteran at the club.

“We have two of the best strike centres in the competition and they have been our in-form and most consistent players this season, as Carlos has been since he arrived at the club in 2016,” Last said.

“When you talk about building a squad around culture, consistency and professionalism, Carlos is the epitome of that.

“At his age and experience, he is in his prime and I know he really has aspirations to help take his career and the club forward.

“We are looking for him to take a leading role in our group, as well as help nurture an exciting crop of young backs we have in our system.”

Carlos Tuimavave in his playing days for the Newcastle Knights

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