Friday 29 November
Daryl Powell has not ruled out any further signings for the 2020 season, but admitted to totalrl.com’s Matt Shaw that he is happy with the current state of his squad. “I don’t think I’ve been in a season anywhere when the squad hasn’t changed at some point. Someone wants to leave as they aren’t getting the run of games they like or someone becomes available. I’m pretty open-minded but I’m happy with the squad we’ve got. We’ve strengthened in areas we saw as weaknesses and we’ve got the players we wanted to get,” he said.
Paul Crarey has praised the commitment of Jarrad Stack after the Australian forward signed a new one year deal with the club, despite them being relegated from the Championship. Crarey told NWE Mail’s Matt Wright: “For him to commit to us for one last year, when he could have took the money somewhere else and probably play at a higher level as well, and stay loyal to us, speaks volumes for the type of person he is.”
Mahe Fonua admits it feels like he’s never been away since returning to Hull after a two year absence. The two time Challenge Cup winner spent the last two years in the NRL but has enjoyed a sense of nostalgia returning to East Yorkshire. He told Hull Daily Mail’s William Jackson: “Coming in, even just going through Brough, that’s where we first lived in 2015, I was like ‘far out, fancy being back here again two years later!’”
Samy Kibula believes that Warrington will provide him with the perfect opportunity to take the next step in his career. The young front rower signed from Wigan and is keen to make his mark. “It’s a great club that’s always challenging for trophies and that’s why I’ve come here. This is a great opportunity for me. “I want to better myself and if there’s people around me that want the same thing, that’s going to drive me and make me a better player,” he said to Warrington Guardian’s Matt Turner.