Some players either play one or the other and some players have the opportunity to play both in their careers and for Tom Biggs, he will play rugby league professionally for the first time, having signed a deal with English Super League side, Hull FC.
Biggs, who is a supporter of the game of rugby league and a local Hull product, admits that the opportunity to sign with and play for Hull FC is a dream come true for him.
â€œI think it is a big challenge in a sport that Iâ€™ve never played before, but itâ€™s one that Iâ€™m really excited about and Iâ€™m feeling positive about working with the coaches moving forwards,â€ said Biggs.
â€œLee (Radford) played a few games for Hull RUFC and all the guys there gave him some great feedback, so Iâ€™m really looking forward to working with him.
â€œAdam has outlined how ambitious he is as a person and where he wants to get the club going, and Iâ€™m delighted to be given the opportunity to be part of that.â€
As an avid Hull FC fan, Biggs has had the chance to watch the team in the past and looks forward to getting to know the players and injecting himself into the club to soak it all up.
â€œI donâ€™t know any of the lads personally but Iâ€™m really looking forward to meeting everybody, getting involved with the training, getting my head down and working hard,” said Biggs.
â€œIt was great to be there to watch the Challenge Cup final and although we didnâ€™t get the result on the day, Iâ€™m really looking forward to being part of the squad and trying to get back there again.â€
Biggs is no stranger to success, having won a Powergen Cup winners medal in 2005 with Leeds Tykes and having represented the English Saxons side and the England U21’s in Union, representative feats have been a positive for the new rugby league player.
If you ask the club, they believe that the signing of Biggs was some solid business and with his track record in Union and successful career there, fans have reason to believe that he can be an effective player for their side.
With Biggs after a challenge and showing the utmost commitment to taking on the world of rugby league, Hull FC knew immediately that they had to give him the chance.
â€œTom looked very comfortable and competent playing in rugby union, but it was his enthusiasm about the prospect of leaving that to join Hull FC and the challenge in store that excited me,â€ said Hull FC coach, Lee Radford..
â€œHe could quite easily remain set on his current deal in union, but he was keen to have the opportunity to test himself in rugby league and play for us.
â€œHe is a local lad and an FC supporter, which you can see means a lot to him, and weâ€™re hoping we can nurture that enthusiasm to help him make a positive transition into our sport, which I am sure he will excel in.â€