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Super League club Hull FC chasing Taukeiaho

08 Sep 21, 8:39AM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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Sio Siua Taukeiaho has gone from being a solid forward that goes highly unnoticed to one of the crucial cogs in the machine at the Sydney Roosters in recent years, emerging as one of the game’s better forwards and a true leader in his side.

In 2021, the Tongan International had yet another impressive season making 21 tackle breaks, averaging 12.2 hit ups a game, averaging 136 run metres per game and making 582 tackles for an efficiency rate of 93.3%.

However, if a report from Hull Live is to be believed then the 29-year-old’s time in the NRL could be winding down.

“Hull Live understands the Black and Whites [Hull FC] are one of numerous high profile Super League clubs that have a strong desire to sign the 29-year-old Tonga international, with the star forward set to find his way to Super League once his contract ends at Sydney Roosters,” reported Hull Live.

Taukeiaho’s contract is up at the end of 2022 and that is when said move would likely happen, as Hull Live is also reporting that the Roosters are unwilling to let their star forward go before then.

After what started as an impressive season, Hull FC have found themselves in eighth place on the Super League table, two places outside finals qualification, and with just two games to go, it is unlikely that they will have the win percentage to get them over the line, with the Mighty Black and Whites currently sitting on eight wins, ten losses and a draw for a win rate of 44.74%.

Unfortunately, the club has been hit hard by the pandemic in 2021, but have still managed to have a good season under the circumstances.

Sio Siua Taukeiaho would certainly be a welcome addition to the club in a couple of years, but for now, Taukeiaho has a finals clash against the Gold Coast Titans this Saturday evening to focus on, that sees the winner face the loser of the Melbourne Storm and Manly Warringah Sea Eagles next week, and the loser eliminated from the 2021 NRL competition.

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