19th November 2020, 17:30 | Hull

Hull FC stalwart Houghton extends contract

Hull FC stalwart Houghton extends contract

Hull FC have confirmed that Captain Danny Houghton has signed a two-year contract extension with his hometown club. 

Houghton has represented the Black and Whites for fourteen seasons and has been present in each of the club’s six semi-final appearances in league and cup since 2016. 

The hooker made a famous last-gasp tackle against Warrington Wolves to help Hull FC lift their first Coral Challenge Cup at Wembley Stadium in 2016, before helping them defend the title a year later.

In 2016, he became the first-ever Hull FC player to be named Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel. 

Houghton said: “I’m over the moon. I’m very happy to have got the deal done and continue playing for the club I love.

“The club has always looked after me and I’m always proud to pull that jersey on. Hopefully I can continue to do that in some big games in the next couple of years. 

“Coming off the bench has taken a little bit of the sting out of games for me lately. With me coming on at the same sort of time as Ligi and Chris, the games have been opening up for us, so I’m really enjoying it at the moment.”

Head Coach Andy Last commented: “We’re really pleased to announce the extension for Danny. He’s a fantastic player, a great club man and a real inspirational leader for the group. 

“His form doesn’t drop off, which is a measure of his consistency. 

“His role has changed a little bit during my time in charge. I moved him back to the bench because of his ability to change the course of a game when he comes off the bench. 

“His run threat and his footballing ability makes him a really good all-round player and we’re far better for having him in the team.” 

Hull FC face Wigan Warriors with a place in the 2020 Betfred Super League Grand Final up for grabs on Thursday 19 November from 7:45pm on Sky Sports Mix.