Huddersfield Giants have brought forward the transfer of Chester Butler to now after initially signing him on a deal from next season from Halifax.
He signed a three year deal from 2020 but has now joined on an initial loan deal until his contract kicks in.
Giants Head Coach Simon Woolford said “It made sense to have another player available in the run in and a fresh face.
“Chester will train today with us and we’ll have a look at him in both the centres and backrow area.
“Whilst he’ll remain part time to fulfil the promises he’s made to his employer I’m sure we can get enough work into him if we need him to step up and make his Super League debut.
“It will be a challenge for him, but it will put some pressure on some of our guys knowing he’s there ready to have a crack”
While Butler said “I’ve trained today and met all the lads and I’m ready to go if Simon thinks I can do a job.
“I had planned obviously to come in later in the year but there is a chance now and I’m happy to work around training and start the process of integrating into the club.”
Butler will be hoping to make his debut on Sunday when Huddersfield welcome Castleford Tigers to the John Smiths Stadium.