Wakefield have completed the permanent signing of full-back Richie Mathers from local rivals Castleford.
Mathers, 28, spent the 2012 season on loan at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, missing just one game all year, and has now signed a two-year deal to complete the switch.
He said: “The feeling I have is one of a big relief. I have been thankful throughout to Wakefield and it was never in question that I wanted to stay because I enjoyed it so much last year.
“To get a two-year deal and represent the club while hopefully playing a big part is something that I really am delighted about.”
Head Coach Richard Agar said: “Richard had a good year and was integral to what we achieved in 2012.
“He’s a player who has a good standing within the group, is a consummate professional and is a terrific influence on our younger members of the squad.”