Hull FC are bringing back fans’ favourite Mahe Fonua to the club after agreeing a three-year deal for the destructive outside back.
While a number of clubs had shown an interest in signing the former Melbourne Storm player, Hull were always in the driving seat once talks began and the deal has now been confirmed.
For Fonua, it is an opportunity to rekindle a love-affair with a club he took to his heart during a two-year spell from 2016, a period that brought successive Dream Team selections and the bigger prize of two Challenge Cup victories at Wembley.
“I’m really pleased to be heading back to Hull FC. Me and Lee (Radford) have kept in contact over the past few years while I’ve been in the NRL, so to come back to a club that I have a history with is special for me and my family,” Fonua told the club website.
“For me, it was an easy decision. There isn’t any other Super League team out there that I would have the same chemistry with than Hull FC.
“Obviously with the two Challenge Cup wins, that made some really special memories for me and my family, so when the opportunity to come back to Super League came, FC was always going to be my number one choice.”
Fonua will arrive for the 2020 season to add further strength and depth to a very strong back division that includes Jake Connor, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Matty Dawson-Jones, Bureta Faraimo and new recruit Adam Swift, with in-form winger Ratu Naulago also expected to sign a new deal to stay at the KCOM Stadium.
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