Hull utility back Marcus Walker has joined Championship side Newcastle Thunder on a one-year deal.
Walker, 20, made a solitary Super League appearance for the Airlie Birds, against Catalans Dragons back in 2021.
He spent last season on loan at Whitehaven, scoring one try in 13 appearances, as well as featuring for Hull’s reserve team.
Speaking on his move to the North East, Walker said: “I’m over the moon to have signed with a great club in a great city.
“There’s a great bunch of lads here and I’m looking forward to ripping into a successful season.
“I feel like I’ve got a lot to show this year and can’t wait to get started.”
Walker is Newcastle’s second confirmed signing of the day, after they announced the arrival of Wales international hooker Curtis Davies.
Their other new signings include Greece international prop Robert Tuliatu, Kiwi half-back Nikau Williams and winger Alex Young, brother of England international Dom.
Newcastle Thunder head coach Chris Thorman said: “Marcus spent last season on loan at Whitehaven, so he’s proven Championship quality and I know he’s only going to get better.
“He provides a bit of cover in that he can play centre, on the wing or at full back. He even played junior rugby in the halves, so he definitely offers that utility value.
“He’s another lad that ticks all the boxes for us. He’s a great kid and has a great attitude towards his craft and profession.”