Hunslet have completed their 2010 squad with the signing of former Gateshead full-back Stuart Kain on a one-year deal.
Kain, 24, made four starting appearances for Featherstone in 2009, scoring three tries, after leaving Thunder following their National League 2 winning campaign in 2008.
Director of Rugby Darren Williams said: “Stuart was unlucky to be at Featherstone at the time when they had some real quality in their backs, they offered him a lucrative contract to leave Gateshead so they obviously rated him highly.
“He links into the line very well and certainly knows his way to the try line, he can also cover on the wing and will increase our options in the back’s, he is our last major signing as we think were pretty well covered in every department although you never say never. We have managed to agree terms with every one of our targets and are in a healthy position now where we are declining approaches by players and agents.”
Kain, who scored 19 tries in 22 appearances at Gateshead, came through the ranks at Castleford and also spent time with West Magpies in Australia.
He said: “I am really looking forward to my stint with the Hawks and feel I have a point to prove having been released by Featherstone, I am only 24 and have the best years in front of me and aim to cement a regular starting spot in a successful Hunslet side in 2010.”