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Roosters reluctantly let Tansey go home

By Ed Jackson 05/06/2009 04:42:46 PM Comments (0)

English utility Jordan Tansey has been granted a release from the final year of his NRL contract with the Sydney Roosters to join Super League club Hull.

Tansey will play out the remainder of this year's NRL season with the Bondi club before heading home, having only joined the Roosters at the end of last year.

Roosters recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan said the club's decision to allow Tansey to leave was a reluctant one.

"Hull had come in with a really good offer for him which was financially very lucrative and better than what he was on here," O'Sullivan said.

"Basically we didn't want to stand in the way of a better deal for himself and we reluctantly let him go."

Tansey was signed by the Roosters from the Leeds Rhinos for two seasons as a back-up for former Test fullback Anthony Minichiello.

And O'Sullivan said without the offer from Hull the 22-year-old would definitely be staying at the Roosters.

"He's done that job for us really well, it's just one of those things that he's had a better opportunity and we don't want to stand in his pathway," he said.

"We certainly couldn't have (matched Hull's offer). He's enjoyed himself but home was always going to be home."

O'Sullivan said no replacements had been lined up for Tansey in 2010 with the club looking to put its faith in its youngsters.

"We've got some good kids coming through so we'll be fine and Sammy Perrett can play fullback too so we won't have an issue for that role," he said.

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