Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

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Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by josie andrews » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:32 am

Hull FC have signed former St Helens and Warrington forward Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on a three-year contract.

The 23-year-old second row will return to England after just one campaign in Brisbane, where he sustained a season-ending injury on his first appearance for the NRL side.

Savelio spent his youth career at Warrington but earned his first professional contract at rivals St Helens in 2011, where he went on to play 42 times.

A move back to the Wolves followed in 2017 and his impressive World Club Series performance for Warrington caught the attention of England and then-Broncos head coach Wayne Bennett, who signed the forward at the end of that season.

However, injury limited his chances at the Broncos and seemed further diminished after the departure of Bennett to South Sydney Rabbitohs at the start of the current campaign, which opened the opportunity of a return to Super League and join Lee Radford's side.

Savelio said: "I'm really excited for this new challenge, coming back to a competition that I know well and get back on my feet again.

"I'm looking forward to finding that love for the sport again.

"Hull are a big club so I'm really grateful for the opportunity. FC were keen from the get-go - they laid out their intentions.

I spoke with Lee [Radford, Hull's head coach]. I didn't really know him before he made the phone call but he is a coach I've always had respect for.

"The plans that he laid out on the phone sounded like they suited me perfectly."


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Re: Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by Firestarter » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:36 am

josie andrews wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:32 am
Hull FC have signed former St Helens and Warrington forward Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on a three-year contract.

The 23-year-old second row will return to England after just one campaign in Brisbane, where he sustained a season-ending injury on his first appearance for the NRL side.

Savelio spent his youth career at Warrington but earned his first professional contract at rivals St Helens in 2011, where he went on to play 42 times.

A move back to the Wolves followed in 2017 and his impressive World Club Series performance for Warrington caught the attention of England and then-Broncos head coach Wayne Bennett, who signed the forward at the end of that season.

However, injury limited his chances at the Broncos and seemed further diminished after the departure of Bennett to South Sydney Rabbitohs at the start of the current campaign, which opened the opportunity of a return to Super League and join Lee Radford's side.

Savelio said: "I'm really excited for this new challenge, coming back to a competition that I know well and get back on my feet again.

"I'm looking forward to finding that love for the sport again.

"Hull are a big club so I'm really grateful for the opportunity. FC were keen from the get-go - they laid out their intentions.

I spoke with Lee [Radford, Hull's head coach]. I didn't really know him before he made the phone call but he is a coach I've always had respect for.

"The plans that he laid out on the phone sounded like they suited me perfectly."


https://www.skysports.com/rugby-league/ ... -year-deal
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Re: Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by First Try Tickle » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:47 am

I would sooner have him than Willie Isa.

He always looked a real handful and if it was right Lam was looking for another forward pre-season, then we should have looked at this guy, especially with Farrell being out.

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Re: Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by josie andrews » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:01 pm

First Try Tickle wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:47 am
I would sooner have him than Willie Isa.

He always looked a real handful and if it was right Lam was looking for another forward pre-season, then we should have looked at this guy, especially with Farrell being out.
Who could have foreseen this?
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Re: Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by Mike » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:02 pm

First Try Tickle wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:47 am
I would sooner have him than Willie Isa.

He always looked a real handful and if it was right Lam was looking for another forward pre-season, then we should have looked at this guy, especially with Farrell being out.
He played one game and got injured for more than a year. Imagine what people would have said if we *had* signed him.

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Re: Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:18 pm

He’s a decent player but he is a huge risk after being out for so long,hope it works out for him

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Re: Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by medlocke » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Leeds are now bringing in Sharks prop Ava Seumanufagai
Broncos are in for Sandow
Cas and Salford are wanting Krisnan Inu

Meanwhile at Wigan..................

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Re: Hull FC sign Andre Savelio from Brisbane Broncos on three-year deal

Post by wall_of_voodoo » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:15 pm

..........meanwhile in Wigan

https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/rugby- ... -1-9641495


read how we prop up the rest of the game with players
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Because I don't "Boo"!!!

We never lose any games
We just don't win them (always the refs fault anyway)

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