Dewsbury have signed Scotland international Dale Ferguson from Featherstone for the 2022 Championship season.
The 33-year-old back-row forward has made more than 200 career appearances for Wakefield, Huddersfield, Hull KR, Bradford and Featherstone.
Ferguson spent time on loan with Dewsbury last season and now returns to the Rams on a one-year deal.
He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club when I played on loan last season and when the opportunity came about to sign on a permanent basis I just had to grasp it.
“I was unlucky at Featherstone having dealt with a fair few injuries but I enjoyed my time there overall.
“I have been around for what feels like quite a while and with the Rams having quite a young pack I hope to get in with the guys and play alongside them knowing that I have the experience behind me.
“The game I played in last year against Widnes was awesome and I really enjoyed my time when I came across to the club.”
Dale Ferguson signing “huge” for Dewsbury
Dewsbury coach Lee Greenwood commented: “This is a huge signing for us and we are really happy that Dale has joined the club.
“It should be a big confidence boost for everyone associated with the Rams that he has chosen to sign with us amid plenty of interest from a number of clubs.
“We saw first hand how good of a player he is when he came on loan from Featherstone last season and then again the following week when he played against us.
“In the very short time he was with us, Dale really enjoyed himself and he made a great impact on the players around him in the changing rooms.
“He adds some considerable size, experience and quality to the squad we are building and I am sure he will be a fan favourite next season.”
Ferguson has won 13 caps for Scotland and has played in two World Cups.