Hull FC Signs Zak Hardaker for 2025 Season: Revamping Squad

Hull FC Secures Zak Hardaker for 2025 Season

According to the Hull Daily Mail, Hull FC have finalized the signing of seasoned player Zak Hardaker for the 2025 season. Hardaker, who previously played alongside Hull’s Director of Rugby Richie Myler at Leeds Rhinos, will join the Black & Whites after his current contract expires at the end of this campaign.

Hardaker, known for his versatility in the backline, has enjoyed a successful career, winning three Super League titles, two League Leader’s Shields, two Challenge Cups, and one World Club Challenge. The experienced player has also featured for Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors, having started his professional journey with Featherstone Rovers.

Although Leigh Leopards were keen to retain Hardaker’s services, the 28-year-old has opted to sign a reported two-year deal with Hull FC, bolstering their squad for the 2025 season.

Hull FC Rebuilding After Difficult Start

The 2024 season has been challenging for Hull FC, who have managed only one win so far, against the London Broncos. In a bid to turn their fortunes around, the club parted ways with head coach Tony Smith in April, with Simon Grix taking over in an interim capacity.

The appointment of Richie Myler as the new Director of Rugby has ushered in a rebuilding phase for the Black & Whites. Alongside Hardaker, Hull FC have secured the signings of Oliver Holmes and John Asiata from Leigh Leopards, as well as the return of club legend Tom Briscoe.

Hardaker’s addition will provide valuable experience to a youthful Hull FC squad, which has seen the likes of 18-year-old half-back Jack Charles and Logan Moy, making their Super League debuts this season. Myler’s vision is to reduce the reliance on young players and bolster the team’s depth and expertise ahead of the 2025 campaign.

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