Salford prop Adam Walne has joined Huddersfield on a three-year deal.
Walne, 26, confirmed his exit from the AJ Bell Stadium earlier in the week, alongside brother Jordan, and now makes the move to the John Smith’s Stadium.
He said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to join the Giants. I can’t wait to get started and put in the hard graft in pre-season to hopefully have a massive 2018 with the Claret and Gold.
“Obviously there are a few reasons for joining the Giants. It’s a Club with a lot of history, and the Coach Rick Stone has been a big factor in me joining. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Club and the players here.”
Walne has made 74 appearances for Salford since making his debut against Wigan back in 2012. He has also spent time on-loan at Workington and Barrow.
Stone added: “We’re really excited to have signed Adam Walne. Chris Thorman and I have spent a lot of time looking at his game and looking at what he can bring to the team.
“He had a good season in 2017, it was interrupted a bit because of injury but he came back and played the last couple of games.
“He’s a really tough, uncompromising forward who is going to add a lot to us. Obviously we’ve lost Sam Rapira but we think Adam is going to be a really good replacement and a great fit for us. He’s relatively young, he’s mobile and he’s a tough competitor that will add plenty to our team.
“It’s a great addition for us. We haven’t made a lot of changes to our squad this year but this is a really important signing, especially having another senior forward.
“When the opportunity to sign Adam came up we did a bit of digging and knew that he would be a good fit for us. Since we’ve met him and had a bit of time with him we’re sure he’s going to be a good player for us and we’re looking forward to seeing him in the Claret and Gold.”