Gareth Ellis


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Gareth Ellis


Hull FC apps: 127
Hull FC tries: 21
International honours: 17 Great Britain caps, 21 England caps
Hull FC debut: 2013

The first person to captain Hull FC to back-to-back Challenge Cup titles, Gareth Ellis is one of the most iconic players to pull on the Black & White jersey in the modern era. After great success at both Leeds and the West Tigers, Ellis arrived at Hull FC in 2013, almost crowning his maiden year with the Airlie Birds with a Challenge Cup title. But FC fell short in the Final against Wigan.

He lifted the famous trophy in 2016, though, captaining Hull to their first ever Wembley win, helping the Black & Whites defeat Warrington Wolves 12-10. 12 months later, he skippered FC to a second straight Challenge Cup title as they beat Wigan 18-14 under the iconic arch.

Despite calling time on his career at the end of 2017, he made a surprise return to the field in 2019 when he came out of retirement. He played on into the 2020 campaign before finally calling it a day, having accumulated over 500 career appearances, 127 of which came in a Hull shirt.