Hull lure Tuson from Wigan
Hull FC have confirmed the signing of back-row forward Chris Tuson from Wigan on a two-year contract.
The 25-year-old had been expected to move to Wakefield, but it is believed that the deal fell through due to financial difficulties at the Wildcats.
Tuson has now agreed terms with the Black and Whites, who have already bolstered their squad for 2014 with the signings of Jordan Thompson, Mickey Paea and Iafeta Paleaaesina.
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.
"They're similar to Wigan in many ways and hopefully the club can push on and enjoy the success they have over the last few years. I am really excited about playing my part in that."
Hull head coach Lee Radford added: "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.
"He is a tough, aggressive and combative player and he gives us another option in our pack, particularly in the back row where he is keen to cement a regular place in the side.
"He will have plenty of competition, particularly with the likes of our home grown lads pushing too such as Liam Kent and Dean Hadley who will be in the frame for a place.
"If you add players like that to the likes of Feka and Mickey who are both coming in for next season, it will add a new dimension to our pack which is very exciting for us."
Tuson has made 20 appearances for the Warriors this season and featured in their Challenge Cup final victory over Hull last month.