Widnes Vikings have confirmed the signing of forward Shane Grady from Halifax for 2020.
Grady was named by Halifax a few weeks back as one of seven players to be leaving the club
The forward comes to Widnes shortly after halfback Tom Gilmore went the other way.
He has signed a two year contract back at the club where he first started his career.
Shane Grady says: “I’m buzzing and I am excited to come back. I loved my time here the first time round all those years ago and I am excited to come back.
“As soon as I found out that Widnes were going part-time, my full concentration was on returning to the club, and I am made up to finally sign.
“Part-time rugby suits me down to the ground but before anything else I am a Widnes fan. I travelled down to Wembley to watch the lads, and to play for your hometown club is special. I didn’t think it would ever happen again, so to get that opportunity to come back and sign a two-year deal is a dream come true.
“I’ve been around a bit and hopefully I can bring a bit of experience to the squad to help us have a good season. I may not be the most gifted, talented or skilful but I will definitely give 100% and I have a bit of experience on my side now which I can hopefully pass on.
“Widnes have always provided their own talent, and if I can help out in any way I will. I was there once, and I remember looking up to players and getting bits of advice here and there, so hopefully it’s my turn to do the same now.”