Swinton Lions have confirmed the signing of Paul Nash from St Helens for the 2021 season.
Nash joined the Saints set up at 17, having represented both Clock Face Miners and Blackbrook as a junior.
At Saints, he helped the club to the Academy Grand Final last year, although they were beaten by Wigan.
Reacting to the news, he said: “I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of a Championship club like Swinton Lions that’s going in the right direction, and I can’t wait for the challenge ahead.”
Head Coach Stuart Littler added: “Paul is an exciting young prospect. If anyone gets to see his highlights reel, you’ll see that he is electric out of dummy half in a very established St Helens reserve team.
“After meeting up with Paul and his father I quickly became sure that he will fit straight into our exciting squad. With the recent changes brought into the game and the set restarts, a good 9 can cause all sorts of issues.
“I am confident we now have three within our squad who will compete weekly to be in our starting line-up. Paul is similar to a good few of our players in that he can competently cover other positions too, so his arrival also adds that utility value.”