Leigh Centurions have announced the signing of forward Joe Wardle from Huddersfield Giants for the 2022 season.
Wardle was in his second spell with the Giants, having signed back for the club initially on loan in 2019. He also played for the club for five years between 2011 and 2016.
He also played for Bradford Bulls, Barrow Raiders, Newcastle Knights in the NRL and Castleford Tigers.
Reacting to the news, Wardle said: “I needed a fresh challenge and after speaking to Chris (Chester) and knowing what a passionate owner the club have in Derek Beaumont, it was all very appealing.
“I have played here in the past and the backing Leigh Centurions get from the fans is amazing and I am looking forward to playing here.
“We need to prove that we are the best in the Championship and get back into Super League.”
Head of Rugby Chris Chester added: “I have known Joe a long time. He is a good person, good trainer and will bring quality to the squad.
He is a leader and will, I am sure be a big asset both on the field and in the dressing room. He has plenty of experience both in Super League and the NRL who has bought into our vision at Leigh Centurions.”