Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson believes new signing Kane Evans ticks all the boxes.
A front-rower was at the top of Hodgson’s list of priorities coming into the off-season, having spoken about the club’s need to strengthen through the middle for some time.
Evans certainly fits the bill and the Black and Whites head coach will be keen to see the 6ft 6in former New Zealand Warriors powerhouse complement the likes of Ligi Sao, Chris Satae and Scott Taylor.
The prop is a Fiji international, with 13 caps under his belt and he travels to the MKM Stadium with huge amounts of NRL experience, having represented Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels before his switch to the Warriors.
Evans’ year-long stint with the Warriors ended when he received a five game ban, meaning he will miss the start of the Super League season.
Hodgson, though, can’t wait to see the 29-year-old in action in a black and white shirt.
“Kane is a big unit and his addition to our squad brings another level of power, aggression and size next season, and we’re pleased to have another key player tied down for 2022,” the head coach said.
“He’s got a wealth of experience having played consistently in the NRL for the best part of a decade, and a competitive streak which is clear to see when he takes to the field.
“He also brings an impressive offload game which can help us develop our second phase of attack further and threaten opposition teams across the park.
“We have been working hard to add another big middle to our squad and the inclusion of Kane alongside the likes of Chris Satae, Ligi Sao and Manu Ma’u represents a strong contingent of overseas forwards who, alongside the rest of our pack, will help us lead the charge next season.”