Hull are poised to sign St Helens' out-of-favour winger Jamie Foster on loan. The goal-kicking three-quarter scored 330 points in 28 appearances in 2011 but lost his place when head coach Royce Simmons left the club in March.
Hull turned their attention to Foster, who turns 23 next week, after Ben Crooks become the latest player to join their lengthy injury list. "Saints can confirm they are in discussions with Hull FC over the potential loan of Jamie Foster," said a club spokesman.
The duration of the loan would initially be be for one month and Foster could make his debut in Monday's Hull derby at Craven Park.
Hull FC are in France to take on the Catalan Dragons. This is the second time the Black and Whites have travelled to the country after their game in February was postponed because of a frozen pitch. Victory in France would take Hull into the top six and just two points off third-place St Helen.
Hull FC have pulled off what they describe as one of the biggest signings in their history with the capture of England international Gareth Ellis. The 30 year old former Wakefield and Leeds forward has signed a 3 year deal from Australian side the Wests Tigers.