Hull FC boss Lee Radford wants to secure the services of trialist Lee Smith as soon as possible, with the two parties set for crunch talks in the next couple of days. Smith has impressed the Black and Whites’ coach throughout pre-season and topped off two solid displays in trial matches for the club with
LEE Radford admits Hull FC will make a decision on Lee Smith’s future following next week’s trial game at home to Hull KR. The versatile back was solid in his first outing for the Black and Whites against Doncaster, with the former Leeds star solid in defence and attack during the 46-12 rout.
LEE Smith’s future with Hull FC will be decided in the make-or-break upcoming pre-season matches against Doncaster and Hull KR, according to his agent Karl Harrison. The ex-FC prop turned player manager revealed Smith has been promised a place in the side for all of Hull’s trial games, beginning next Sunday at Doncaster.
The English Rugby Football League is using data analytics software from Qlik to improve performance and secure better player safety. Richard Hunwicks, head of human performance at the RFL, says the sport is among the leaders in sports analytics. “People still don’t appreciate that the amount of data collected [in Rugby League] is huge, with