Widnes have signed forward Kenny Baker from North Wales on a one-year deal for 2020.
The loose forward has spent four seasons at the Crusaders after making the step up form the amateur game, scoring 30 tries in 78 appearances.
Baker said: “It feels great to be joining such a famous club like Widnes.
“As soon as I found out they were interested I said ‘that’s where I want to be playing my rugby next year’.
“It’s really exciting times for me. Personally, I love a challenge, and I am sure that the rest of the lads will want to get the club back to where it belongs. I would love to be a part of the team that eventually gets promoted back to Super League.
“I can’t wait to step out onto that field and show people what I am capable of. I feel that I can offer a lot to the team, even if it is my first Championship club. I’m ready for the challenge and I will give everything to succeed for both myself and the club.”