Widnes have signed Wigan prop Gil Dudson on a two-year deal.
Dudson, 24, had been handed a squad number at the Warriors for 2015, but moves on having spent three years at the DW Stadium.
Widnes coach Denis Betts said: “The signing of Gil Dudson shows a real ambition about what we are trying to do at the Vikings. We don’t pick up players without doing our homework. We’ve been talking about Gil for a number of months and he’s a player we have had to be a little bit patient with.
“We spoke at the end of last year about the need for a bit more size in our team. Bringing Manase Manuokafoa in showed we were looking for big men.
“It’s great that we have been able to get Gil to join us. Signing Gil shows our drive and ambition to make this squad stronger with the right kind of people.”