Crusaders hand chance to Tansey

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    Jordan Tansey has scored 32 tries in 81 Super League appearances

    Crusaders have given ex-Leeds and Hull utility back Jordan Tansey a chance to resurrect his Super League career.

    The 24-year-old, who was sacked by Hull on the eve of the season after a third breach of discipline in 12 months, has signed an 18-month deal.

    Tansey had been on a weekly contract with Championship club Dewsbury.

    “We had no reservations about signing a player of Jordan Tansey’s calibre,” said Crusaders chief executive Rod Findlay.

    “Coach Iestyn Harris and myself have spoken with Jordan at great length and he has a desire and a willingness to succeed.

    “He has a winning mentality and we have both been impressed with his attitude.”

    Tansey has scored 32 tries in 81 Super League appearances and was a member of the Leeds squad that won back-to-back Grand Finals in 2007 and 2008.

    He also had a spell in Australia with Sydney Roosters in 2009 before moving to the KC Stadium.

    “I’m thrilled to sign a player of Jordan’s undoubted quality,” Harris said.

    “He has played at the highest level in both Super League and the NRL and I believe we have signed a top quality player.

    “Jordan is a very versatile player. He can play pretty much anywhere across the backline, as well as hooker, and he adds real class to this squad.

    “He’s a very skilful player that will give our attacking game that extra bit of potency. He wants to get back to playing at the highest level and showing everyone what a great player he is.”

    Tansey will link up with the Wrexham-based club on Monday and will be in contention to make his debut at Castleford next Sunday.

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