Leeds Carnegie director of rugby Andy Key believes Semi Tadulala’s “burning desire” to succeed at rugby union will work in his side’s favour.

Leeds have agreed a two-year deal with the dual-code international after he failed to make an impact at Gloucester.

Having switched codes in 2009 after successful stints with Wakefield and Bradford, the Fijian winger made just two appearances for the Cherry and Whites.

However Key believes the 32-year-old Tadulala has what it take to be a success in the 15-a-side game.

Key said: “Semi is a strong and powerful runner who has shown throughout his rugby league career that he knows his way to the try line.

“Unfortunately things did not work out for him at Gloucester but we have spoken to him and he has a burning desire to succeed in rugby union.