Richardson expects Hull to reap benefits

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Hull will be the major beneficiaries of Great Britain's Tri-Nations tour, according to their former chief executive, Shane Richardson. The Australian was responsible for the early development of the four Hull players in the squad currently in the southern hemisphere and he believes they will all prosper after the tournament.

"It's great news for the club," said Richardson, who is now chief executive at South Sydney. "All the players involved will show the benefit next season but there are more to come, because the Academy system is so good."

Richard Horne, Kirk Yeaman, Gareth Raynor and Garreth Carvell all played a part in the club's Challenge Cup final victory in 2005 and their Grand Final appearance last season and all four have figured in Australia and New Zealand on this trip.

Hull Kingston Rovers, meanwhile, have continued their team-strengthening by signing the utility back Luke Dyer from Castleford. The 25-year-old former Balmain, Melbourne and Penrith player has signed a one-year contract and arrives at Craven Park as a non-quota player for the Super League newcomers.