Westerman given fresh terms
Hull FC loose forward Joe Westerman has become the second player in a week to commit his future to the club by agreeing a two-year contract extension.
Westerman, who has made 77 appearances since joining the Black and Whites from Castleford Tigers in 2011, has signed a new deal which will keep him at the KC Stadium until the end of 2016.
Hull's new coach Lee Radford, who last week secured the long-term services of Richard Whiting, said: "Joe is a natural footballer with bags of talent, something which he probably still hasn't quite realised to its maximum potential yet.
"This team is in need of leaders and that is something we also want to nurture out of Joe over the next three years.
"We want him to set an example and have an influence on the youngers guys in the squad, as well as offering leadership out on the field."
Westerman, 23, said: "I am pleased to get my future tied down. It was an easy decision to make.
"I'm really looking forward to working with Lee. He's a good coach and has an exciting vision for the club which you can already see him starting to mould into shape."