Huddersfield Giants have signed Jordan Turner from Canberra Raiders on a three-and-a-half year contract.
The former Grand Final winner has over 200 top flight games under his belt with St Helens, Hull FC and Salford.
Giants’ boss Rick Stone said: “It’s become pretty clear to me over here that the recruitment market is a tough place and patience is needed.
“When the opportunity to bring a proven, experienced, classy player such as Jordan here became apparent we moved very quickly indeed.
“He can tick many boxes for us within our squad and I’m looking forward to working with him as soon as possible. He has played as a strike centre, a running type six as well as in every back-row position in his career and is a good athlete who can play at well over 100kg and be mobile with it.
“We have been looking to fill a gap ever since Ryan (Brierley) moved on and I’m delighted that our patience has been rewarded with such a good acquisition.
“I’ve asked a few of the boys here who know Jordan pretty well having played with and against him and like me they are keen to get him here to help us as soon as we can.”
Turner added: “I’m extremely excited to be returning home to the UK with the Huddersfield Giants.
“Last year I took an opportunity that was given to me to head out to Canberra knowing how difficult it would be for me and my partner on the other side of the world and was keen to stick it out.
“In the last few months I’ve had plenty of opportunities to return home but turned those chances down.
“With the Giants things happened fairly quickly – they explained their vision and expressed how much they wanted me to be a part of the long term future of their great club and it was something I could not pass up.”