Ellis signs with Hull FC

His departure is known to all in Tigers circles, and to rub salt into the wound – Hull FC have announced the signing of Tigers second-rower Gareth Ellis to a three-year deal, starting in 2013.

“I was lucky to have a few clubs interested, but I’ve been listening to Hull and to the ambition they have got and the prospects they’re trying to put in place for the future and the bottom line for me was that it was a great time to be involved with Hull FC,” said Wests Tigers Ellis.

“I did a lot of research into the club and speaking to the likes of Peter, Adam Pearson and Shaun McRae, I really started to share their enthusiasm and I believe the club can be anything it wants to be.”

He continued, “I said originally that I would maybe like to return to one of my old clubs or my hometown club in Castleford but when I looked at it and thought about it more, I realised I still really wanted to win things and achieve things and I really believe I can do that at Hull FC.”

Should the Tigers not win the NRL premiership this season, Ellis leaves the Tigers and the NRL, with an impressive stint under his belt – winning the Tigers player of the year award for 3 years straight.

“I was lucky to have a few clubs interested, but I’ve been listening to Hull and to the ambition they have got and the prospects they’re trying to put in place for the future and the bottom line for me was that it was a great time to be involved with Hull FC,” continued Ellis.

“I said originally that I would maybe like to return to one of my old clubs or my hometown club in Castleford but when I looked at it and thought about it more, I realised I still really wanted to win things and achieve things and I really believe I can do that at Hull FC.”

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