Frank Pritchard

Hull FC’s task of replacing Mickey Paea is gathering pace – as the club continue to scour the NRL and Super League for two possible “headline-grabbing players”.

Speculation regarding the signing of Canterbury Bulldogs’ Frank Pritchard refuses to die down, with the second-rower long being linked with the Black and Whites.

Pritchard has been touted to a number of clubs in the NRL and Super League, including Hull, but he would command a huge chunk from Hull’s salary-cap and would become one of the club’s highest earners. Whilst that doesn’t put Hull off completely, the speculation continues to rumble on as to where his next destination lies.

But sources have told the Mail that there’s been no renewed contact with Canberra’s David Shillington, formerly linked with Hull KR, despite the forward likely to become surplus to requirements at the Raiders.

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