2019 Signings

2019 Signings

Check out everything you need to know about all the additions to our squad ahead of the 2019 season.

Check out everything you need to know about all the additions to our squad ahead of the 2019 season.

Lewis Bienek

19-year old prop Lewis Bienek originally signed for the Black & Whites from the 2019 season back in March, but was called up into the first-team squad earlier after the club’s string of injuries, going on to make several appearances towards the back end of the campaign.

Bienek, who is of Polish descent, has established a strong profile in his early rugby league years with London, with a reputation of tackle busts and barnstorming runs.

After breaking through the London academy system, his debut for the Broncos came in the Championship back in 2016. That was his only appearance in 2016, but Bienek went on to make a further 13 appearances for Danny Ward’s side last season.

Bienek stands at 6’2 and weighs 19 stone, making him an obstacle for even the biggest of prop forwards in the top flight.

Such impressive performances have made the Polish born prop forward a sought after player over the last 12 months.

A number of Super League clubs have been in hot pursuit of the aggressive front-rower, as well as at least one NRL side, but ultimately the back-to-back Challenge Cup winners managed to secure the services of Bienek.

Levy Nzoungou

powerful Salford youngster Nzoungou comes in to add more size to Hull’s front row.

The 20-year-old has also featured for St Helens and Melbourne Storm at academy level, as well as representing Toulouse in his native France before joining Salford Red Devils this year.

The powerful prop, who was born in Congo, was a popular figure in St Helens’ academy and reserve teams before heading down under.

He featured in the Saints academy squad that won the Grand Final in 2016, alongside the likes of Danny Richardson and Regan Grace.

Since returning to the UK, Nzoungou made his Super League debut earlier this year against Wigan, whilst has also gained valuable experience on loan at Oldham, Whitehaven and Swinton.

Having been brought up in France since the age of 8, Nzoungou has also represented the French national U18’s squad.

Danny Langtree

The 27-year-old is one of the country’s most prolific forwards, scoring 54 tries in 131 appearances for the Roughyeds, who were recently relegated to League One after competing in the Championship.

Having won the Championship One Player of the Year Award back in 2014, the Black & Whites have been interested in securing the services of the line-running second-row for some time, amidst interest from a number of clubs.

Langtree has decided to put pen-to-paper on a two year deal at Hull FC with a chance to show he is ready to step up to Super League.

He is one of a number of Championship and League One players to sign Super League deals in recent months, with Chris Hankinson and Joe Bullock signing for Wigan, Joe Batchelor heading to Saints and Matt Davis joining Warrington.

The 27-year-old came through the St Helens academy and was part of a talented squad that included the likes of Josh Jones, Joe Greenwood and Tommy Makinson

He has since gone on to become one of the stand out forwards in the Championship in recent years and this year is Oldham’s top try-scorer with 21 tries in 25 appearances.

Charlie Graham

Another promising athletic winger, Graham has signed a two-year deal with the Black & Whites.

The agile outside back has represented Yorkshire U20s and Wharfedale RUFC, as well as being part of the highly-acclaimed Sedbergh School team that won the popular Rosslyn Park 7s tournament earlier this year.

Andrew Bulman

Bulman is no stranger to rugby league, having played for Warrington Wolves’ academy as well as representing England in recent years.

The aggressive winger has signed a one-year deal having been on a rugby union scholarship at the highly regarded Kirkham Grammar School, and Bulman will now spend time between first-team training and the City of Hull Academy in 2019.

Jordan Thompson

Utility-forward Jordan Thompson has re-joined the Black & Whites on a two-year deal ahead of the 2019 season.

The 27-year old first signed for the Airlie Birds ahead of the 2014 campaign, and went on to make 103 appearances in a four-year spell at the KCOM Stadium.

The popular forward became a hit with the fans with a string of committed performances and was a key member of the squad that helped Hull FC to Challenge Cup glory and the Super League play-offs in 2016 & 2017.

Across both season’s, Thompson proved to be extremely dependable, playing more games than any of the club’s other front rowers and loose forwards.

He left the club last season to join Leigh Centurions, before being snapped up by former champions Leeds Rhinos ahead of the Super8s.

He earned many plaudits as one of the standout performers in the Championship last season and was hotly tipped to be in the running for Leigh’s Player of the Year, before joining the Rhinos.

Despite options to stay at Headingley or to move elsewhere in Super League, Thompson has decided to ‘come home’ to East Yorkshire on a two-year deal.

Matty Dawson-Jones

Athletic winger Matty Dawson-Jones has joined Hull FC from Leigh Centurions on a two-year contract ahead of the 2019 campaign. The former St Helens and Huddersfield Giants outside back boasts a wealth of Super League experience, as well as a try-scoring return of 18 tries in 28 appearances in the Championship last season.

Dawson-Jones was also the Centurions top try-scorer during their year back in Super League in 2017, crossing for 17 tries, including two against the Black & Whites at the KCOM Stadium.

In total, the strong running winger scored an impressive 41 tries in 56 games for Leigh and he is keen to show he still has what it takes to carry that form and ability into Super League.

Jack Brown

Exciting prop-forward Jack Brown has signed his first professional deal with Hull FC after impressing for the City of Hull Academy.

Signing a three-year deal, which will keep him at the KCOM Stadium until 2021, Brown now has more good news in 2018 after being named in the England Under 19s Performance Squad earlier this year, following on from his inclusion in Yorkshire’s Academy squad to take on Lancashire in the ‘Origin’ clash this Saturday.

He has previously represented his country for England’s Under 16s squad and also featured in the second fixture two-match Test series against France for England’s Under 19s last year.

Scoring seven tries in 18 appearances for the City of Hull Academy this season, the barnstorming prop has been billed as one of the most exciting teenage front-rowers across the country.

Earning a reputation for breaking through tackles with force, the former East Hull forward also boasts plenty of pace.

And weighing in at 103kg at just 18-years old, Brown will settle into Hull’s strong pack, which contains the likes of international stars Scott Taylor, Sika Manu and Mark Minichiello.

Kieran Buchanan

Young centre Kieran Buchanan has also put pen to paper until the end 2020 season.

The 19-year-old centre has been rewarded with a promotion to the first-team squad after impressing in the City of Hull Academy squad.

He has already featured for the Black and Whites in a pre-season friendly against Hull Kingston Rovers at the start of the 2018 season.

The youngster will start full-time training with Hull FC in the autumn, the club he has supported since childhood.