The wheel came full circle for Bath winger Tom Biggs on Thursday when he agreed to join Super League club Hull FC.
The 29-year-old, who was raised in Beverley and is a long-standing fan of the Black and Whites, has signed a three-year contract to plug the gap created by the departure of England winger Tom Briscoe.
Biggs, who has already made four appearances for Bath this season, will stay with the Premiership club until the end of the season before switching codes.
"Hull FC approached me and I'm very excited to have the chance to try my hand at league, and especially with my local club," said Biggs, who has been with Bath since 2010.
"I think it is a big challenge in a sport that I've never played before but it's one that I'm really excited about and I'm feeling positive about working with the coaches moving forwards."
Biggs won a Powergen Cup winners' medal in 2005 with Leeds Tykes, where he became their all-time leading try scorer, and played for England Saxons and the England Sevens team.
Hull coach Lee Radford said: "Tom looked very comfortable and competent playing in rugby union but it was his enthusiasm about the prospect of leaving that to join Hull FC and the challenge in store that excited me.
"He could quite easily remain set on his current deal in union, but he was keen to have the opportunity to test himself in rugby league and play for us.
"He is a local lad and an FC supporter and we're hoping we can nurture that enthusiasm to help him make a positive transition into our sport, which I am sure he will excel in."