Hunslet have signed back-rower Tom Haughey from Featherstone on a one-year deal.
Haughey, 26, moves to South Leeds Stadium after a three year spell with Rovers.
Hawks Director of Rugby Darren Williams said: “Tommy is a top quality player whose strength near the opposition line and his aggression are huge parts of his game, without a doubt he is a Championship player and probably should be at a top four club for us to convince him to drop a division speaks volumes for our progression as a club, he made 22 starting appearances for Rovers last season scoring 16 tries which shows how highly thought of he was there.
“He brings with him added utility value and certainly knows his way over the whitewash, without a doubt he will be a major player in Championship 1 for the Hawks as we make a promotion push this season.”
Haughey was part of the Featherstone side that came within one game of last season’s Championship Grand Final.
Haughey added: “I have looked at the Hawks squad and have been very impressed with their recruitment drive, I certainly see the club having a successful year and I am looking forward to making my debut. I have played with alot of the players currently at the club and I can’t wait to get started.”