RFU Championship side Leeds Carnegie has completed the signing of Josh Griffin, who completed his long waited move to the Rugby Union after playing in the Rugby League throughout his short career.
The 22 year old three quarter turned out for the Castleford Tigers for one last time before he signed on the dotted lines for Leeds as they look to bolster their side ahead of a tough season in the RFU Championship with promotion to the Aviva Premiership in their minds.
The youngster has also had stints with the Wakefield Wildcats as well as the Huddersfield Giants and a loan stint with the Batley Bulldogs before signing for The Tigers and he was free to join Leeds Carnegie after he was released from his contract by Rugby League side. Griffin has already made 21 appearances for The Tigers this season and returned 14 tried in the process and he will be heading to Headingley where his older brother Darrell plays for the Rugby League side the Leeds Rhinos.
Griffin has signed a two year deal with Leeds and the contract will take place with immediate effect. And speaking of his move away from the Rugby league, the youngster stated that it was big decision, especially after he had broken through in recent times, but he went on to add that he is extremely excited with the project that Leeds have undertaken and he is looking forward to take them back to the top flight of English professional rugby.
Growing up in Oxford, Griffin played in the Rugby Union for the junior sides but this is the first time that he has joined a Rugby Union side on a professional level with Leeds Carnegie, and although he knows he will need time to adapt, Josh Griffin is up for the challenge.