Huddersfield Giants have signed hooker James Cunningham from Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal.
Before signing for Toronto this year, he spent three years with London Broncos. He was part of the side that won promotion to the Super League in 2018 and helped them in the top tier.
He is also a product of the Hull FC academy.
Reacting to the news, he said: “It’s a good club and I’m really happy, but I also kind of feel bad that I’ve got a new team when a lot of my team-mates haven’t. I’ve felt guilty that I’m sorted and the rest are in limbo.
“I’ve been down a couple of weeks and the facilities are second to none. We’ve got a really good squad with exciting youngsters. By keeping hold of them we can start pushing for the play-offs. I just want to get in there and play behind some of the big lads.
“I’ve picked up a few injuries now as I’m not as young. But as I’ve got older I’ve reined back the explosive side and weighed up my options more, but I’d like to pick back up that side to my game.”
Giants Managing Director, Richard Thewlis added: “It feels appropriate now to get this news out formally after a degree of speculation for quite some time.
“James agreed to join the club some time back having obtained permission to do so from the Wolfpack but we’d agreed to keep the matter confidential for a couple of reasons.”