Hull FC have added their second overseas signing with Canterbury Bulldogs winger Jayden Okunbor, recently turned back-rower, signing a two-year deal with the club.
Hull FC expect Okunbor to bring some size and athleticism to their club and particularly look forward to utilising his newfound versatility.
Okunbor, also of Nigerian and Zimbabwean descent, has played in 44 NRL games to date but he looks forward to playing in the Super League, something he describes as a dream.
“I’m super excited,” Okunbor said.
“It’s always been a bit of a dream of mine to play Super League, so to be coming to play for a great club like Hull FC is really exciting for me.
“Hull FC is one of the biggest clubs when it comes down to Rugby League, so it’s a super exciting opportunity for me.”
Okunbor believes his style is one that can suit Hull FC and he looks forward to winning over the fans.
“I’d like to think I am a hard worker,” Okunbor continued.
“I’m a player that likes to get early hands on the ball and see what opportunities are in front of me.
“I’ve seen the way Hull like to play and I’m excited to play a more open brand of footy and I’m looking forward to showing what I can do with the ball.”
Equally pleased are Hull FC with coach Tony Smith believing he can be a good fit at the club.
“Having spoken to Jayden, I can understand his determination to progress as a Rugby League player and he wants to establish himself as a formidable back-rower,” Smith said.
“I think the attributes Jayden has and the style of play we have here make him a good fit for us.
“We’ve had some good discussions about how we can use him in the pack and I’m looking forward to welcoming him on board.
“He has a big frame with good speed and a good offload game, so I think he has all of the attributes to develop well here.”