YORK City Knights prop Adam Robinson has signed a one-year deal with arch-rivals Hunslet.

The Press revealed 10 days ago that the 31-year-old would be leaving Bootham Crescent now his contract was up, and that a move to south Leeds was on the cards.

The veteran forward missed out on a 250th career appearance as he sat out the last two matches of the Knights' League One-winning season, having played in 22 games up to that point this year.

In total he featured 46 times for York since having a four-match stint on loan from Halifax in 2016 and then joining permanently in 2017.

He previously played 83 games for Fax, 15 for Batley, 39 for Dewsbury, 35 for Oldham and 31 for Doncaster, with whom he started his pro career in 2006.

Hunslet boss Gary Thornton said: “Robbo is a fantastic addition to our squad.

“He had a major influence on York City Knights' promotion season, having spent the past two years there.

“Whenever we have played against him he has caused us no end of problems, so to have him in our ranks is a huge boost for us.

“He is a big, uncompromising front-rower, who will add size and power to our pack, and bring fantastic experience and leadership qualities.

“He has been around the Championship at League One at some very good clubs, and his experience will be hugely important to our younger front-rowers.

“Robbo is highly regarded and respected within our game, and is a fantastic bloke as well as a great player.

“Again we had to fend off interest from other clubs wanting his signature, and I’m delighted he has chosen Hunslet.”

Robinson follows Dan Hawksworth in making this move from York to Hunslet this autumn.

He said: “I’m really excited about this new challenge at Hunslet. I think the progress they made last year really grabbed the attention of a few clubs in the league (League One) this year.

“Gary is a great coach and one that I’ve had many conversations with over the years.

“I’m not coming here to make up the numbers. I’ve played in a lot of successful teams and I see no reason why this squad can’t continue that.

“Hopefully I can help develop the younger players and bring a winning attitude to the group.”