Jake Connor: Hull FC prolong key full-back’s contract to 2023

Jake Connor
Jake Connor was a Problem Cup winner in his first season with Hull in 2017

England worldwide utility again Jake Connor has signed a two-year contract extension with Hull FC.

The 25-year-old, who has largely featured at full-back underneath Airlie Birds coach Brett Hodgson, has 33 tries in 114 video games since becoming a member of in 2017.

Halifax-born Connor, who began out with Huddersfield, has additionally performed for Nice Britain and Mixed All-Stars in consultant rugby league fixtures.

“It was an absolute no-brainer for me,” Connor told the club website.external-link

“It was a simple choice to signal. It by no means acquired to a stage the place I wished to look elsewhere, I at all times wished to remain right here and did not actually communicate to anybody else. I have been right here for 5 seasons now and wished to increase that longer.

“The last word purpose for me is to win silverware. I feel, underneath Brett, we have performed some actually good rugby this yr and we have the squad to kick on and enhance.”

Though at present dominated out with a knee damage, Connor’s versatility in enjoying the halves, centre or full-back, plus the flexibility to conjure up off-the-cuff performs, have marked him out as a ‘maverick’ expertise of which Hodgson is an enormous fan.

“Jake is an especially proficient participant who is totally pivotal to any success now we have as a crew,” the Black and Whites coach mentioned.

“He has labored extraordinarily laborious at bettering areas of his recreation too this season, which is admittedly pleasing to see.

“He has that ability that only a few gamers possess. And his expertise signifies that opposition gamers have to fret about him, which in flip creates house for his team-mates. He’s regularly bettering, and we’re excited to see him again on the sector and proceed that.”

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