Tansey heading to Hull FC
Young Rhino becomes club's third major signing
Last Updated: 04/06/09 1:14pm
Tansey: On his way to the KC
Leeds Rhinos' on-loan utility player Jordan Tansey will join Hull FC next season.
The 22-year-old, who is currently plying his trade on loan with Sydney Roosters, has signed a two-year deal at the KC Stadium and is the club's third major signing for next season.
He is set to line up alongside current Roosters team-mate Craig Fitzgibbon and St Helens scrum-half Sean Long for the Airlie Birds next year.
Hull have agreed a £30,000 transfer fee with the Rhinos to release Tansey from his current deal, which was due to run until 2011, while the Roosters have also agreed to cancel the second year of his contract with them.
Tansey said: "I have really enjoyed the experience of playing for the Roosters and I'm totally committed to giving them my best throughout the rest of this season.
"However, when Hull came in for me it was an opportunity I felt I couldn't turn down.
"I am excited by the signing of Fitzgibbon, who I know well from my time here and obviously the recent signing of Sean Long is massive for the club and I can't wait to play with him.
"My chats with (Hull coach) Richard Agar went really well and I loved the sound of what he wants to achieve and I am desperate to play my part in that.
"Joining Hull also allows me to be closer to my friends and family again which is very important to me and I can't wait to run out in front of the Black and White fans at the KC."
Tansey, who has so far played eight times for the Roosters, made 52 appearances for Leeds and started at stand-off, loose forward, wing, full-back and hooker in their title-winning season in 2008.
"He gives us versatility," said Agar. "We are looking to make our attack a little more potent and Jordan fits that bill.
"He can play right across the back line; he is quick, skilful and kicks well. Anyone who saw him at Leeds knows he can come off the bench and have an impact and can certainly change games."