League One champions Oldham have signed Lewis Charnock from Barrow Raiders on a two year deal.
Charnock came through the academy at St Helens, before making the switch to Cumbria in 2017.
It is also an opportunity for Charnock to work under Matt Diskin again. The pair worked together while the halfback was on loan at Bradford Bulls when Diskin was assistant coach.
“When he (Diskin) told me there was an opportunity at Oldham I jumped at the chance of working with him again,” Charnock told the Oldham website. “It’s tough in the Championship, especially when you’re up against full-time opponents. Hopefully, I’ll be injury free and able to play my best rugby.
“I’m certainly looking forward to it — and looking forward to working with Matt again.”
Oldham head coach Diskin added: “I’ve tried to sign Lewis in each of the three years I’ve been a coach in the Championship. He plays it close to the line and for a half-back he’s very tough and very brave.
“He’ll be a massive addition to our half-backs.
“He’s had a couple of what I call freak injuries because he’s such a combative player, but he’s fully fit and ready to go and I’m delighted to get him. He has the qualities we’ll need to be competitive in the Championship.”