Halifax have signed Wales international Dan Fleming from Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal.
Fleming, who has six caps for Wales, joins the club from the newly-promoted Canadian outfit, having played 15 times during their inaugural season in 2017.
The Halifax-born said he is over the moon to sign for his hometown club.
He said: “It’s massive for me coming home back to Halifax.
“I grew up across the road from Thrum Hall and I now live five minutes away from the ground so it’s great to come back to my hometown.
“My brother and I have been Halifax fans all of our lives. Even when I played elsewhere, I always got down to watch the team when we had days off so to represent my hometown club is massive.”
Fax head coach Richard Marshall is delighted to welcome the 25-year-old to The Shay ahead of the Betfred Championship season starting next month.
He said: “We needed some experience in the front-row and Dan is a proven Super League player. He’s durable, he’s robust, he’s big and he’s going to offer us quite a lot of impact. I’m looking forward to working with him.
“I’ve monitored his career over the last two or three years, he’s always been on our radar and he’s a Halifax lad which is the icing on the cake really.
“He will work in our community set up. His family are Halifax fans and we’re going to welcome them all into the Fax family and I’m looking forward to seeing him do his work in the community and enhancing our reputation in the schools as well.
“The club has acted quickly in securing Dan on a two-year contract and we wouldn’t have brought him in if we didn’t think he could improve us. We need some experience around this young team.”
Fleming could feature in Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Featherstone Rovers.