Hull close in on Foster loan
Hull FC are poised to sign St Helens’ out-of-favour winger Jamie Foster on loan.
The goalkicking three-quarter scored 330 points in 28 appearances in 2011 but lost his place when head coach Royce Simmons left the club in March, since which time he has been restricted to reserve duty.
Hull turned their attention to Foster, who turns 23 next week, after Ben Crooks become the latest player to join their lengthy injury list.
“Saints can confirm they are in discussions with Hull FC over the potential loan of Jamie Foster,” said a club spokesman. “The duration of the loan would be for one month initially.”
Foster could make his debut in Monday’s Hull derby at Craven Park.
Meanwhile, Hull have confirmed that 18-year-old full-back Matthew Russell has returned to Wigan Warriors after spending the last two months on loan.
Russell made six appearances for the club, filling in for the departed Wade McKinnon but found his chances limited following the signing of Castleford Tigers utility back Ryan McGoldrick and the return from injury of Richard Horne.
Hull director of rugby Shaun McRae said: “We thank Matthew for his efforts while on loan with us where he has certainly impressed and showed us all why he is such a promising raw talent.”