Featherstone star Ben Hellewell has joined Salford Red Devils for the 2023 Super League season on a one-year deal.
The 30-year-old featured for the AJ Bell Stadium side last season on a two-week loan from Featherstone.
He was part of the squad that defeated Catalan Dragons at home and Toulouse Olympique away before being recalled.
Hellewell said: “I’m delighted to sign for Salford. I was lucky enough to play two games on loan last year and from the first day of training, I saw how close-knit the players were.
“Playing in them two games opened my eyes to how skilful and hardworking the players are at the club, and that’s been passed down from the coaching staff. It does help that I’m close friends with some of the players – having played with them at previous clubs – so them and the other lads were very welcoming.
“I was coached by Haggy at Leigh. So, I knew how good he was, and his partnership with Rowls will always get the best out of players not only on the field, but off it too.
“Last season they were unlucky to fall short of the Grand Final. But hopefully this season we can go one better and get some silverware – and I can’t wait to be a part of that. I’m looking forward to getting back into training and ripping in with the lads.”
Head coach Paul Rowley added: “I’m really pleased to welcome Ben to Salford. Having joined us for a month earlier this year, Ben’s durability and versatility proved invaluable.
“The staff, players and myself enjoyed the passion and commitment he showed to the group and look forward to him being back.”