Richie Myler offers clear incentive to Hull FC squad ahead of 'exciting' future

Richie Myler has laid out his visions as Hull FC's new Director of Rugby.
Richie Myler has laid out his visions as Hull FC's new Director of Rugby. -Credit:SW Pix

Richie Myler has given a clear incentive to all Hull FC players with a 'clean slate' approach. The 33-year-old was confirmed as the club's new Director of Rugby last Monday and is now hard at work appointing a new permanent head coach, as well as looking to bring in new additions and make important retention decisions on those out of contract.

And despite a frustrating start to the season, which has seen Hull lose eight out of their opening nine games in all competitions, conceding 360 points in the process, the ball is everyone's court now to show they want to be here and dig themselves out of their current slide.

Myler is prepared to give everyone that chance, with a crucial few months ahead as he looks to add quality to the club, both for the current season and beyond, with some room to add players both on the domestic and overseas fronts, which sees two quota spots available to fill.

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"It's a clean slate," Myler told Hull FC Live. "If I'm being honest, it's not been good for the first eight games. That is factual, and that's where it is.

"However, there's so much positivity that's going to happen for the club, so if you want to be a part of it, it's about what you do from now and then that will define if you're here or not. It's a drop the shoulders, take a breath moment, and go again, and I believe the people who want to be here and want to do the badge justice and be proud to play for Hull will buy into that.

"The sense I'm getting from everybody is that there's a lot of frustration around the place because we know we can perform better. We need to calm the situation down, and then we'll put a better performance on the field and give a better account of ourselves as players. Once that is ironed out and there's some clarity on what we're doing as a club and which direction we're going for, we'll be fine.

"I'm not writing off this year, but 2025 is going to be a very exciting time for this club. It's going to have a very positive impact on the club, and my job between now and then is to understand who wants to be here, who sees their future here, and who is going to add value to us.

"If that person is in that role and in that organisation, then we're all going in the right direction. If that person has to come from outside, then we'll have to add them. I'm feeling really positive about the direction we can head in."

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