Widnes sign Hull's Danny Tickle

Widnes have announced the signing of Hull's goalkicking second rower Danny Tickle on a three-year deal from 2014.

The 30-year-old former Halifax and Wigan player is out of contract at Hull at the end of the year and has been keen for some time to return to his Wigan home.

Tickle will help fill the void created by the departure of England forward Gareth Hock, who is on a season-long loan from Wigan and will join Australian club Parramatta next year.

"With the signing of Danny, we've captured a current international forward who

is highly rated on both sides of the world."

"When I found out that he was looking to move back over to Lancashire, it was

something that I found hard to ignore and I knew instantly that I wanted to

bring him to Widnes.

"He's a great pro, very consistent, has a fantastic character and is going to

add a lot to our team.

– Widnes coach Denis Betts