After a trial period in 2023, Hull FC signed French forward Damel Diakhate on a one-year deal for the 2024 season.
He only featured briefly for Hull’s Reserves side during that trial period as he suffered a knee injury, but such was his impression in a short space of time that the club were keen to keep hold of the Frenchman’s services.
Spotted playing in the French Elite One Championship for Albi, Diakhate aroused attention with some bustling performances in the front-row as a prop forward.
Diakhate has also made multiple appearances for the competition’s Selected XIII side which regularly faces Catalans Dragons during their pre-season preparations.
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