Kriss Brining returns to York

York have re-signed hooker Kriss Brining on a one-year deal from Salford.

The 25-year-old spent five years at the Knights after coming through the club’s scholarship programme, making his first-team debut in 2011 against Widnes Vikings.

At 17, he became the Knights’ youngest ever player and went on to score 54 tries in 86 appearances for the club.

His impressive performances caught the eye of Salford coach Ian Watson and Brining made the switch to Super League with the Red Devils.

Brining played 24 times for Salford in his first season with the club in 2017 but was unable to feature last season due to injury problems, which saw him released at the end of last season.

The Scarborough-born hooker has passed a medical at York though and has been declared fit to train and play for the club.

Brining had been linked with other clubs, but he has opted to sign for the Minster city club and the signing has been made possible by York’s squadbuilder fund.