Richard Whiting agrees new two-year Hull FC deal

Hull FC's long-serving forward Richard Whiting has agreed a new two-year contract with the club.

He joined the Black and Whites from Featherstone in 2004 and said agreeing to stay was a "simple decision".

"I love the club, we have a great group of players and the supporters have been great with me ever since I joined all those years ago," the 27-year-old said.

"They've supported me through some difficult years with injuries and now I feel I'm at the top of my game."

Whiting missed his first game for a year and a half when suspended for last weekend's game against local rivals Hull KR.

But he remains an invaluable member of the squad as he is able to play in a number of positions, especially thriving at loose forward after being moved there by coach Peter Gentle.

"He does a lot of the unnoticed things very well, he has a level head and is a very good natural footballer," said Gentle.

"We've utilised him more in the back row this year and he has grasped his opportunity with both hands and there is no-one more deserving of a new deal with the club."