Hull FC hand trial to Smith

Hull FC are currently giving trials to former Leeds and Wakefield star Lee Smith, with a view to signing him before the start of the 2016 season, League Express understands.

Smith, 29, spent eight years at Leeds between 2005 and 2012, winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy in the 2008 Super League Grand Final, when the Rhinos defeated St Helens.

He moved to Wakefield in 2012, but also spent time in rugby union in two unhappy spells with London Wasps and Newcastle Falcons.

Earlier this year Smith turned down the offer of a new contract with the Wildcats.