Hull swoop for Daniel Holdsworth

Hull have signed Salford stand-off Daniel Holdsworth on a two-year deal.

Holdsworth, 28, has been a stand out performer for the Reds since arriving from Canterbury Bulldogs ahead of the 2010 season, and featured for the Exiles in the International Origin series earlier this year.

He said: “It’s a big move to a bigger club and a prestigious club like Hull FC, but I’m looking forward to it and it’s very exciting.

Hull FC are pretty much always in the eight and they play finals footy and that is what I want as a professional. 

“I’ve been to Hull a few times now and it’s always good to play there, it’s a great ground with a massive crowd and everybody sings so I’m looking forward to that.” 

Holdsworth becomes Peter Gentle’s third new capture for the 2013 season, following the signings of Gareth Ellis and Joe Arundel.

Gentle said: “Daniel is a quality player, he has one of the best general kicking games in the competition and he’s going to add another dimension to our side in that respect. 

“He’s an accomplished player, he’s over here and settled and he’s not a risky signing. He isn’t coming from Australia, he has played over here already and there is no risk from that point of view.”

A renowned goalkicker, Holdsworth also previously played with St George Illawarra in the NRL, and has scored more than 400 points in 75 appearances for Salford.

He becomes the latest player to leave the City Reds, following on from the recent departures of Matty Smith and Sean Gleeson, with more players expected to follow him out of the exit door at the Salford City Stadium.

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