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Watts staying Black and White

Hull FC prop Liam Watts has extended his stay with the East Yorkshire club until the end of the 2018 season after agreeing a new three-year contract.

Since switching his city allegiances from Hull KR two years ago the 24-year-old has developed into head coach Lee Radford's most consistent first-team players.

Watts has appeared in Super League 47 times for the Black and Whites, competing for a spot alongside the likes of Chris Green, Josh Bowden, Mickey Paea and Feka Paleaaesina.

\"I am over the moon to be able to sign a new contract at the club, I was obviously looking to tie down my future down and I'm really glad that it's going to be here,\" he told the club's official website.

\"I want to be a part of what is going to be happening over the next couple of years at the club. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in there with the lads for the rest of the year and finishing on a high note.

\"We have got something good growing here with a solid group of lads, and it is also clear to see the intent we have next year with the signings of Leon Pryce and Marc Sneyd so I feel we are moving in the right direction.\"

Watts added: \"Hull is a great city for rugby league and I am so pleased to be able to secure my future here.

\"To have been given the opportunity to come to Hull in the first place, which is obviously a massive club with big aspirations was extremely pleasing, and when I first signed I was keen to be a part of those long term goals.

\"We have a young squad here and I now look forward to helping the club achieve those targets.\"