Hull FC have today announced that former Airlie Bird Danny Washbrook will be returning home after four years playing for Super League rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
The 29-year-old who played for the black and white’s in their 2006 Grand Final defeat to St. Helens is seen as the most likely back-up to hooker and vice-captain Danny Houghton although he prefers to play in the back-row and can even provide cover at centre.
Speaking about his two-year-deal Washbrook said: “It’s a nice feeling to be coming back to Hull.
“My wife is happy because it will mean I spend a bit more time at home.”
With Hull’s substantial strength in the back row which is packed full of current and former international’s like captain Gareth Ellis, Australian legend Mark Minichiello, former New Zealand international Frank Pritchard, England international Joe Westerman and fellow new signing New Zealand international Sika Manu, Washbrook is unlikely to play much in his preferred position in the back-row but certainly has no problem being the main hooking back-up.
“Playing hooker at times is a possibility. I’ve played hooker on occasions at Hull and at Wakefield.
“Danny does a lot of hard work, so giving him a rest every now and then will do him the world of good.
“Back-row is my favourite position, but playing every week is more important.”