Hull FC Signs PNG International Judah Rimbu to Bolster Roster for 2025 Season

Hull FC Bolster Roster with Promising PNG International Signing

As the 2025 Super League season approaches, Hull FC have been undoubtedly the most active club in the transfer market. Under the leadership of new Director of Rugby Richie Myler and head coach John Cartwright, the Black and Whites have secured a flurry of signings to overhaul their squad.

One key area that needed addressing was the hooker position, with long-serving club legend Danny Houghton set to retire at the end of the 2024 campaign. The club has now confirmed the signing of Papua New Guinea international Judah Rimbu, who will take over the crucial no.9 role from next season.

Rimbu, 22, is currently plying his trade for the PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup, where he has amassed an impressive 58 appearances over the last four seasons, scoring 11 tries. His standout performances have earned him an international debut for the Kumuls, playing as an interchange for fellow hooker and Leigh Leopards star Edwin Ipape.

“Known for his strong, direct, and athletic running game, Rimbu’s skill set is seen as a perfect fit to replace the iconic Danny Houghton.”

Rimbu’s signing is the latest in a string of overseas acquisitions by the Hull FC hierarchy, as they look to build a squad capable of challenging for silverware in 2025 and beyond.

At just 22 years old, Rimbu has his best years ahead of him, and if he can replicate half the success of Houghton’s illustrious career, he could soon become a fan favorite among the Old Faithful at the MKM Stadium.

The club’s unprecedented activity in the transfer market under Myler and Cartwright shows no signs of slowing down, as they aim to build a formidable squad to take on the Super League challenge next season.

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