Former Hull FC forward Adam Maher has passed away after losing his battle with motor neurone disease.

Maher was diagnosed with MND in 2018 and sadly passed away yesterday at the age of just 47. 

The Australian played for the Black and Whites between 2000 and 2003, making 100 appearances and scoring 25 tries in all competitions.

Maher joined the club at transitional time, battling at the bottom in the season before his arrival, but his arrival coincided with an upturn in fortunes and it didn’t take long for him to become a fans’ favourite at the Boulevard.

He would go on to be a part of the first Hull team to play at the KCOM Stadium before opting to retire from the game at the age of 31 despite having a year left to run on his contract with FC.

The back-rower also spent time playing with the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL, as well as representing Rochdale Hornets and Gateshead in the Northern Hemisphere.

After being diagnosed with the condition, Maher made a welcome appearance at the KCOM last year as Lee Radford’s side took on Castleford Tigers as he greeted fans, with the club organising a ‘stand and applause’ in the 11 minute of the game for the man who once wore the club’s number 11 shirt.