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Tansey set for move to Australia

Jordan Tansey
Tansey has found first-team opportunities limited at Leeds

Leeds Rhinos' Jordan Tansey has agreed a new deal that will see him spend the next two seasons in Australia with Sydney Roosters.

The 22-year-old half-back, who has started just 19 of his 52 Rhinos appearances, will return to Headingley in 2011.

Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for him.

"Hopefully he will return to put his experience to use with the Rhinos."

Hetherington added: "We recognise that Jordan's opportunities have been limited in his favoured positions of full-back or in the half-backs because of the presence of world-class players like Brent Webb, Rob Burrow and Danny McGuire."

Tansey had one year remaining on his current contract however the Rhinos have agreed to release him from it after negotiating the new deal.

Since making his debut in March 2006, Tansey has scored 21 tries including a hat-trick against Castleford at Headingley in August.

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