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Player misses birth of his first child to play in historic away win

Player misses birth of his first child to play in historic away win
By PA Sport

14/02/2016 at 08:58Updated 14/02/2016 at 09:11

Full-back Jamie Shaul missed the birth of his first child in order to help Hull secure a first away win over Catalans Dragons for six years, the Super League club have revealed.

The 23-year-old scored one of the Airlie Birds' seven tries in a 38-10 victory at the Stade Gilbert Brutus to maintain their 100 per cent record at the start of the new season.

In a tweet, Hull FC said: "Special mention to @jamieshaul and partner, Chloe, who have had their first child tonight! Daddy missed the birth to play!"

Former Catalans stand-off Leon Pryce led the tributes to his team-mate, tweeting: " Big shout out to @jamieshaul who became a father over night! Huge commitment."

Hull chartered their own plane to Perpignan and arrived back at Leeds/Bradford Airport just before midnight on Saturday.

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