St Helens have confirmed the signing of former forward James Graham on a deal until the end of the 2020 season.
Graham came through the academy at St Helens, making his debut in 2003. He then left for Canterbury Bulldogs ahead of the 2012 season.
During his time at Saints, he was part of the Saints side that did the treble in 2006. He also helped the side to Challenge Cup wins in 2004, 2007 and 2008.
He told the club website: “I am delighted to be returning home.
“St.Helens has been a huge part of my life since I was a young boy. An opportunity to re-join the club I have watched from the stands is something I feel genuine excitement about.
“I want to thank the Dragons and everyone in the NRL for everything they have done for me and making this all possible. A massive thank you to Eamonn McManus, Mike Rush and Kristian Woolf for their help in making this move happen.”
“I still believe I have a lot to offer on the field and I am excited about the rest of the season with St.Helens.”
Head Coach Woolf added: “I followed James’ career in the NRL closely as well as on the International stage. Given his profile and what he has achieved in the game, as an opposition coach, he is a player you make notes on and try and stop.
“His work rate and aggression is something I really like as well as his presence on the field. His experience is second to none and his leadership is something which will benefit, not just our younger blokes, but the whole group.
“He has real character and there are not many players who have played over 400 grade one games. What I have liked is his enthusiasm and desire to come back here and to be a part of our group.”