Hull FC ‘deal’ with Kelly incident | Sene-Lafao sticking around at Castleford

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HULL FC say they have dealt “internally” with an incident involving star player Albert Kelly.

Footage emerged over the weekend of the Australian stand-off launching drunken, foul-mouthed abuse at a female McDonald’s worker.

Kelly, shortlisted for Man of Steel last season, has been spoken to by club management and the East Yorkshire club says the matter has been addressed “internally”.

However, there has been no detail given about what, if any, action has been taken against the 27-year-old former Hull KR player.

Kelly has scored three tries and set up another eight in nine appearances for Lee Radford’s side so far this term.

Hull, who beat champions Leeds Rhinos on Thursday to move up to fourth, face Catalans Dragons in Perpignan this Saturday.

Elsewhere, Castleford Tigers have “worked incredibly hard” to secure the signature of Jesse Sene-Lefao on a new three-year deal.

The popular prop made an instant impression after arriving at Wheldon Road from Cronulla Sharks ahead of last season.

He was the only player to be ever-present as Castleford finished top for the first time in their 92-year history.

New Zealand-born Sene-Lefao, 28, has now extended his stay until the end of 2021.

Castleford director of rugby Jon Wells said: “We have worked incredibly hard over the last couple of months to get Jesse’s signature and we are delighted he has pledged his future to the Tigers. He’s an exciting talent who I think both coaching staff and fans are very much looking forward to seeing develop further over the coming years.”

The player – who hopes to make his return from six-week injury lay-off against Wakefield Trinity on Friday – added: “Me and my family landed here last year and it felt like home straight away.

“The amount of support we get from everyone from the town, the fans, the staff and the coaches at Castleford has been fantastic. I can’t wait to get back out there and see all those smiling faces.”

Doncaster have signed former Hull KR, Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity second-row Frankie Mariano on a deal until the end of the season.

The Scotland international, 30, was released by Featherstone Rovers at the weekend and could make his debut for his new League 1 club against Bradford Bulls on Sunday.

Head coach Richard Horne said: “Frankie is a great signing for the club. We beat a couple of Championship clubs to his signature and he will add size and strength to our pack.”