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Hull FC star Mark Sneyd signs new contract ahead of derby match

Marc Sneyd has signed a three-year contract extension with Hull FC, keeping him at the KCOM Stadium until the end of the 2022 season.

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Sneyd, who has kicked match winning drop-goals in Golden Point twice this season, is a back-to-back Challenge Cup winner with Hull FC, having been named Man of the Match at Wembley in both 2016 and 2017.

His Golden Point drop-goal to give the Airlie Birds victory over Catalans Dragons on Saturday was the 24th of his Hull FC career.

Sneyd has made 115 appearances since joining the club in 2015. During that time he has also kicked 408 goals earning him the Super League Top Gun title two years running.

The news of Sneyd's new deal comes ahead of Hull FC's crucial derby match against Hull KR on Good Friday.

"It's a massive weight off my shoulders and now I can fully concentrate on playing my rugby for Hull rather than worrying about my future.

"The rugby is going really well at the moment and my family is really settled here in Hull, so there was never any reason for us to move away.

"I am really looking forward to just cracking on in the next few years and hopefully we get the chance to win a few more trophies.”

“I’m really happy at the club, it is a good place to be, it is a good setup and I think we are going places. The future looks very promising for us."

– Mark Sneyd, speaking to

"When I took over as head coach of the club there were a lot of games that we lost by four or six points. Marc Sneyd's goal kicking ability means that we don't find ourselves in that situation as often.

"I still think that Marc's best years are ahead of him despite the fact that he has already brought two Challenge Cup trophies home for us.

"He is the sort of player who steps up to the plate when the pressure is on. We want him to be rolling out in some more cup finals over the next three years.

“I’m really pleased to see Marc staying with the club and I’m sure the fans will be too."

– Head coach Lee Radford