Ahead of the 2018 Super League campaign, hullfc.com takes a look at some of the club’s rising stars fans should keep an eye out for throughout the season.
Today’s player in focus is winger Nick Rawsthorne.
An ex-Leeds Rhinos youngster, Rawsthorne joined the club at the start of the 2017 season from West Yorkshire side Halifax having impressed whilst on duty against the Black and Whites’ reserves in 2016.
Making three appearances against the reserves before making his Fax debut in the 2016 Qualifiers, he was quickly snapped up by Hull FC as one of the Championship’s brightest young talents.
Rawsthorne made appearances for four separate teams in 2017, spending time on loan at Doncaster, York City Knights and Leigh Centurions, as well as making his first-team debut at Hull.
He featured in Lee Radford’s squad three times last season, appearing in home games against Leigh and Wigan Warriors, where he kicked two goals, as well as the club’s away trip to Catalans Dragons where he bagged a double.
The 21-year old scored on his only Leigh appearance against Widnes Vikings in July and managed two scores in eight appearances for Doncaster and seven tries in five appearances for York.
A reliable goal kicker, Rawsthorne is a strong line runner with pace and will be keen to seek more first-team action in 2018 when opportunities come his way.
He’s been elevated in squad numbers for next season, with the former England rugby union representative taking number 19.
With Bureta Faraimo and Hakim Miloudi joining the squad for 2018 and Jack Logan returning from loan, Rawsthorne adds more depth to a threatening Hull FC three-quarter line.