Tuson opts for Hull switch

Hull have moved to sign Wigan forward Chris Tuson after he pulled out of a deal to join Wakefield.

Tuson, 25, had penned a deal to join the Wildcats, having rejected a contract offer to remain with the Warriors, but coach Richard Agar offered him a way out of the move owing to the club’s financial problems.

He has now signed a two-year deal at the KC Stadium, becoming Hull’s fourth new recruit for 2014, following on from the signings of Jordan Thompson, Mickey Paea and Iafeta Palea’aesina.

Tuson said: “This is a great opportunity for me and I am joining an ambitious club that is certainly making positive steps forward.

“I decided that it was the right time to leave Wigan and the opportunity to join Hull FC was too good to refuse.

“I 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.”

Tuson has made 82 career appearances, including loan spells at Blackpool and Castleford, and featured in the Challenge Cup final against Hull this season.

Coach Lee Radford said: “Chris will bring plenty of aggression and competiveness to our pack next season which will be very valuable to the squad.

“He 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.”

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