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Hull FC sign Will Sharp from Harlequins

Will Sharp
Latest Hull FC signing Will Sharp has twice run in tries against his new club

Hull FC have made an important signing for next season by bringing in Harlequins utility back Will Sharp.

The 24-year-old has scored 18 tries in 62 Super League appearances playing both at centre and on the wing.

Nigeria-born Sharp, who joined Quins from South London Storm, has signed a two-year deal, with the option of a third year, at the KC Stadium.

"I didn't want the opportunity to pass and wonder what if and I really want to test myself at Hull," said Sharp.

"When a club like Hull comes along with the potential to be a top three team it is hard to ignore.

"That is no disrespect to Harlequins where I have really enjoyed myself, but this is a new challenge, a chance for me to show what I can do, score some tries and hopefully earn a spot in the England squad.

I don't think it will be long before he establishes himself as a crowd favourite at the KC Stadium

Hull FC coach Richard Agar

"It goes without saying that Harlequins will always be a special club to me and I owe them a lot.

"They have helped me develop as a player and have a career in Rugby League and I must thank them for that and I will continue to give them my all until the end of the season."

Sharp, who is no stranger to Yorkshire, having been brought up in Bradford, played rugby union in South London for Streatham before switching codes to join South London Storm.

He made his Harlequins debut in 2008 and collected the young player of the season award.

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Sharp, who wears the number five shirt, has run in six tries this season, including two against Hull.

"We're delighted to have secured the services of Will from 2011," said Hull coach Richard Agar. "He is a talented, young and ambitious player. We're pleased he thinks Hull is the place to realise those ambitions.

"He has the ability to carry the ball well and has strength and speed which will be great assets for us next season and I don't think it will be long before he establishes himself as a crowd favourite at the KC Stadium."



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