Hull FC: Ex-Crusaders centre Martin signs as Hay takes coaching role
HULL FC have signed former Crusaders centre Tony Martin – and appointed Andy Hay as an assistant coach.
Experienced Martin, 33, has signed a 12-month contract at the KC Stadium.
The veteran Australian, a former NRL Grand Final winner with Melbourne, has special exemption from the overseas quota due to Crusaders' withdrawal from Super League.
Hay has signed a three-year deal, to work alongside Lee Radford as one of head coach Peter Gentle's two assistants.
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He was assistant to Terry Matterson at Castleford last season, and spent six years on their coaching team.
Martin, who has more than 300 games to his name at London Broncos, Melbourne, New Zealand Warriors, and Wakefield, is delighted with the move.
He said: "The squad they have assembled for next season looks very strong. It's a massive opportunity at a massive club."
For Hay, the chance to work alongside Gentle and Radford was a big factor.
"They are both strong characters and passionate about the game, which will ensure they're a great sounding board for me," he said.
"Hopefully, I can bring my own ideas and experience into that mix too.
"The potential here is massive."