Ben Galea: Earning place in Hull FC side will be tough
BEN Galea admits he doesn't know what role he will have in the Hull FC side next season.
The 34-year-old will report for pre-season at the start of December to begin life at the Black and Whites.
With Danny Tickle, Joe Westerman, Gareth Ellis and Richard Whiting already vying for hotly-contested back-row positions, Galea knows forcing his way in will be difficult.
But ahead of his arrival, the second-row, who can play loose-forward, admits he is unsure what coach Peter Gentle wants from him.
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"I don't know what my role in the team will be just yet and I've only had brief conversations with Peter about it," Galea told the Mail.
"There are a lot of great players already established in this team and I will have to fight for my position.
"I could end up playing a bit in the middle, a bit on the edge, who knows? But it is a challenge I'll look forward to."
Galea is eager to get going at his new club and has already met with the staff to discuss pre-season.
Linking up with Gentle, who he worked with at Wests Tigers before arriving in Super League with Hull KR, the Aussie is excited about playing for his fellow countryman again.
Galea added: "Pete was the assistant at Wests when I was there and he was doing some great stuff back then.
"I am really looking forward to working with him again. It will be great to see how he works as a head coach, he is a great guy and hopefully we can be a great success."
HULL have not offered a deal to Wests Tigers reserve grade half-back Jacob Miller, despite speculation in Australia.
The 20-year-old led their reserves to a Toyota Cup Grand Final win at the weekend and could still be a future option as Hull continue to search for a new half-back after officially ending their pursuit of Rangi Chase.