Huddersfield have signed young prop Anthony Mullally from Widnes for an undisclosed fee.
Mullally, 21, rejected an offer from the Vikings before penning a three-year deal to join the Giants.
Mullally said: “Huddersfield are a leading club in Super League and have been for a number of years with predominantly a young English based team which I am looking forward to joining. I know I will have a big fight to get a spot in the first seventeen each week because the squad is so strong but there can be few better than Paul Anderson to learn off in respect of prop play.”
After rejecting a new deal, he fell out of favour at the Stobart Stadium, and has since spent time on loan with Whitehaven, where his season has been cut short by an ankle injury.
Giants Managing Director Richard Thewlis said: “Anthony was identified a long time back by us as being a prodigious talent and the year in Australia confirmed that from the reports we received.
“He joins a growing list of young English players that have chosen the Giants to further their careers and we are absolutely delighted to have him on board.”
Mullally’s last appearance for Widnes came in a 42-34 home defeat by Catalan.