Hull are to tap into the potential of fledgling rugby league nation Canada.
The Super League club have launched a partnership with Canada Rugby League in which they will help develop the game in the country and provide placements at the KC Stadium for its leading junior players.
Hull director of rugby Shaun McRae said: "This is an exciting partnership for the club and one that will provide us with the opportunity to evaluate a previously untapped talent pool of players.
"Whilst Canada is still a fledgling rugby league community, it's currently one of the fastest growing areas for the game around the world and certainly home to some tremendous athletes.
"The club will be able to offer them invaluable advice and support when it comes to growing their individual clubs and sport on the whole, whilst there is no doubt that their players will certainly enhance their development by spending time with us here in England.
"You never know, we may also uncover some hidden gems along the way and blood some of Canada's first-ever Super League stars.''
Canada Rugby League was only established two years ago and the nation has five professional teams.
CRL chairman Eric Perez said: "This is an immense opportunity for any aspiring young athletes across Canada.''
The first young player to join the Black and Whites on a one-month placement will arrive in July.