Hull-bound back-rower Danny Langtree says he didn’t want to leave Oldham but the opportunity to join the Super League club was too good to miss.
Langtree, 27, has penned a two-year deal with the Airlie Birds having made 148 appearances for the Roughyeds since his debut in 2012.
He said: “I’m 27 now, and Oldham has been a large part of my life since I was 19
“I didn’t want to leave Oldham, but this was an opportunity that was just too good to miss.
“It will be a massive change for me, not just going full-time, but moving home and going over there.
“I wasn’t looking to leave Roughyeds and I certainly wouldn’t have done had it not been to such a big, good club like Hull.
“Now, I’ve got an opportunity to test myself at that level and see what I can do. It’s going to be a big, new experience for me and I’m looking forward to it.
“At the same time it will be a big wrench to be leaving Oldham, all the lads and the terrific fans and everyone else at the club.
“We’ve been through a lot together over the last eight years — a large part of my life that I will never, ever forget.”