Sam Obst seals departure from Hull FC

Sam Obst
Obst spent six years at Wakefield before signing for Hull FC in 2011

Hull FC half-back Sam Obst has left the club halfway through a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old Australian's departure will allow them to sign a replacement, but not in the same position.

"Peter [Gentle, head coach] and I have discussed the type of player we'd like and could do a deal soon," Black & Whites director of rugby Shaun McRae told BBC Radio Humberside.

"It won't be a position that Sam Obst plays because we feel we have enough cover in that role."

He added: "Clearly it would be an area where we feel we could be a little bit light and we're hopeful something will happen there very soon."

Obst, who signed for the Black & Whites in February from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, has been told he is surplus to requirements for 2012.

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