Hunslet have announced the signing of Liam Mackay from Featherstone on a one-year contract.
Mackay, 23, is a product of Stanley Rangers and the centre or second row has been training with the club since November.
Hawks Director of Rugby Darren Williams explained the circumstances of his arrival:
“Liam played 2 first grade games for Featherstone in 2012 and one of them was against us, he also impressed in the Gareth Swift annual memorial fixture over the festive period last year, and I earmarked him then as a potential recruit for the Hawks.
“We were initially looking to play him as a trialist on New Years Day, but his application and his work ethos in pre-season have changed our thought process to reward his efforts with a contract for 2014.”