Keen to bring in new players to bolster their squad, Hull FC have secured the signing of talented Wigan back-rower Chris Tuson on a 2-year deal.
Tuson, who was close to joining the Wakefield Wildcats at one stage, could not resist the allure of the offer put forth by Hull FC, one he ultimately took.
The Wigan back-rower is the club’s fourth signing after Jordan Thompson, Mickey Paea and Iafeta Paleaaesina, with Tuson excited to play for Hull FC next season and beyond.
â€œThis is a great opportunity for me and I am joining an ambitious club that is certainly making positive steps forward,” said Tuson.
â€œI decided that it was the right time to leave Wigan and the opportunity to join Hull FC was too good to refuse.
â€œI had a couple of options on the table which included Wakefield who made me a very good offer, but I think it is a no brainer for any player when a club like this comes along.â€
Making 82 appearances to date, Tuson believes that Hull FC are a similar side to Wigan.
â€œTheyâ€™re similar to Wigan in many ways and hopefully the club can push on and enjoy the success they have over the last few years. I am really excited about playing my part in that,” said Tuson.
The club is also excited to have Tuson in their squad for next year, with coach Lee Radford well aware of how highly praised Tuson was and still is at Wigan.
â€œChris will bring plenty of aggression and competiveness to our pack next season which will be very valuable to the squad,” said Radford.
â€œHe was held in high regard at Wigan and has developed in a strong culture there, which we want him to bring to the club. We are trying to develop that winning mentality here and build an environment for hard working and dedicated professionals, which Chris fits that bill.
â€œHe is a tough, aggressive and combative player and he gives us another option in our pack, particularly in the back row where he is keen to cement a regular place in the side and he will have plenty of competition, particularly with the likes of our home grown lads pushing too such as Liam Kent and Dean Hadley who will be in the frame for a place.
He added, â€œIf you add players like that to the likes of Feka and Mickey who are both coming in for next season, it will add a new dimension to our pack which is very exciting for us.â€