Brett Hodgson reveals Will Gardiner has put himself in Hull FC contract frame as future considered

Will Gardiner goes over for his first Hull FC try.
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Brett Hodgson was delighted for Hull FC forward Will Gardiner following his performance against Toulouse Olympique on Sunday afternoon. Starting the game at loose forward, the young middle scored the Black and Whites' third try in the first half.

Taking Jordan Johnstone's neat pass, Gardiner dived over to score on what was his first start for the club having debuted at Salford off the bench last Thursday night. Completing a remarkable tale having played community rugby league just six or so months ago, it's some story, and testament to the opportunities this sport can throw at you.

Gardiner went well, with Hodgson, who has overseen that transition from playing for the Reserves part time whilst working fulltime as a plumber with GW Power-Safe in Hull, proud of his newest player.

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"It was great to see him score the try," Hodgson told Hull Live. "I thought he was excellent - he really looked the part.

"It was a big challenge for him coming off the back of his debut off the bench last week. He was playing for West Hull in February or March I believe it was.

"We've brought him in and done some work with him in the Reserves. It just shows that it doesn't matter which pathway you take - if you're good enough then you can get there. I think he's been excellent."

After a crazy week, there is now talk of Gardiner's future with Hull FC for next year and beyond. Currently a Reserves team player, his spell in the first team will benefit him when negotiating any sort of full-time deal to come.

There is an interest there, too, with Hodgson revealing there have been talks when asked the question post-match.

"We've had some conversations about how his future looks," Hodgson added. "I'm sure he's done himself no harm today."


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