Widnes Vikings have confirmed hooker Lewis Hulme has returned to the club for the rest of the 2021 season.
Hulme’s latest spell at the club was in 2020, where he joined the side’s reserve team. He played five games for the reserves and even made a first-team appearance against Swinton Lions.
However, following the cancellation of the season, Hulme was let go. He had since been playing at amateur level for North West Men’s League side Halton Farnworth Hornets.
He comes into contention for Sunday’s game against Halifax Panthers.
Reacting to the news, Hulme said: “It feels good to be back. Obviously last year the season was cut short so I’m happy to have come back halfway through this year.
“Last year when I made my debut, my mum was beaming on the day and my grandparents couldn’t come along because of Covid, so hopefully they can come and see me play too this year.
“The team is in good form at the moment, but hopefully I can bring a bit of versatility as I can cover a couple of positions and I’m a body that can be used, so hopefully I can bring a bit of enthusiasm.”