Widnes Vikings have completed the signing of forward Connor Dwyer from Thatto Heath Crusaders for the 2020 season.
Dwyer comes in off the back of helping the Crusaders to the NCL Grand Final and then he went on tour with the England Community Lions.
The second-rower was a product of the St Helens academy, and also had spells with Barrow Raiders, Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions.
Dwyer told the club website: “It’s an honour to play for a club like Widnes, they are a huge club with a great fan base and tradition.
“I did have another offer from a club in the Championship, but to have the chance to work under Tim Sheens was something I couldn’t turn down. I chose Widnes as I can learn so much from him, he has been there and done almost everything in the game.
“I am very excited about this move, I always felt I had left the game prematurely due to a job opportunity that I couldn’t turn down, but it was always in the back of my mind to play at this level. It’s a chance to test myself again as the Championship is a very tough league.
“The NCL league is also a great standard too, so playing there hasn’t been easy. There are a lot of players signing now from that league who are more than capable of playing at this level.”