Ed Chamberlain adds to Hull FC recruitment drive as Richie Myler lays out key qualities

Ed Chamberlain has signed for Hull FC for the 2025 season and beyond.
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Richie Myler has laid down Ed Chamberlain's 'attitude and application' as two key reasons behind Hull FC signing the player. The 28-year-old featured for the Black and Whites on two occasions while on loan earlier this season, with the centre, who Hull were keen on acquiring since that spell, now putting pen to paper on a three-year contract at the club.

Committing his future at Hull until the end of the 2027 season, Chamberlain is now entering his prime years as a player, having previously turned out alongside Myler at international level for Ireland. Knowing the new recruit on both a playing and personal level, Hull's Director of Rugby is confident that his former teammate can produce the goods for his new club, with over 130 senior appearances to his name.

A Challenge Cup winner with Leigh Leopards last season, Chamberlain made his professional debut for Widnes Vikings in 2015 and has also played for Whitehaven, Workington Town, Bradford Bulls, and Salford Red Devils. He joined Leigh in 2022 and was in the Leythers' side that won back promotion to Super League.

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Chamberlain is also a confident goal-kicker, and can also double up as a back-rower. He has even played half-back for Leigh in recent weeks and will add plenty of competition and depth to John Cartwright's squad next year

As first reported by Hull Live back in June, he is the fifth new recruit for the 2025 season, joining current Leigh teammates John Asiata and Zak Hardaker at Hull next year. Jordan Abdull and Amir Bourouh have also been officially confirmed, with Oliver Holmes and Cade Cust also plying their trade at the MKM Stadium next season.

Speaking on the signing, Myler said: "Having been with us briefly earlier this season, we were really impressed with Ed’s attitude and application—even though he was only with us for two games, he slotted in well and has been someone we’re keen to bring in on a permanent basis ever since.

"Centre is a position we’re keen to strengthen and add some further depth to in 2025, and he does that for us. He also brings some important versatility, which is always an added bonus in the modern game. Having played with him myself for Ireland, I know he’ll fit in well in our environment next season."

Leigh have refused Chamberlain permission to speak to Hull, with no player quotes in the press release.

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