The 29-year-old, who is comfortable playing at either full-back or on the wing, caught the attention of the Choughs before and during the Royal Air Force’s Inter-Services campaign last Autumn.
Slaney played a pivotal role by scoring a try in the RAF’s 32-4 victory over their Army counterparts in a game that took place at the AJ Bell Stadium, home of Super League outfit Salford. The match also acted as a curtain raiser for England’s World Cup warm-up clash against Fiji.
Hailing from Plymouth, Slaney spent most of his career playing rugby union until he was advised by a work colleague with a 13-man code background that his skill set would be better suited to league.
That career-defining conversation took place only 18 months ago with Slaney now moving into the professional ranks with Cornwall.