One of a number of local players currently in the Hull FC first-team, Josh Bowden came through the club’s academy system and made his senior debut in 2012 away at Salford.
A strong running prop who is also often utilised at loose forward, Bowden has a great work ethic with a strong defensive game.
He became a regular amongst the first team in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons, but two cruel injures halted his intriguing progress in 2015.
Though working hard on his fitness under club conditioner Paul Hatton, Josh returned in 2016 in superb form, and was one of the surprise packages of the season.
He was sensational from the bench in Hull’s Wembley victory, and continued that eminence right up to the club’s play-off defeat at Wigan, a game in which he scored a try – and went on to record his best tally of his career to date.
Alongside fellow Hull-born players Chris Green and Dean Hadley, his impressive form was rewarded as he agreed a new deal with the Black and Whites, keeping him at the club until the end of 2019.
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