York have signed two-time Super League winner Adam Cuthbertson from Leeds on a one-year deal.
Cuthbertson, 35, has spent six seasons with the Rhinos, having previously played in the NRL for Manly, Cronulla, St George-Illawarra and Newcastle.
He said: “I’m very excited. I’ve had a good couple of conversations with Jon (Flatman) and Fordy (head coach James Ford) about what they’re aiming to achieve next year so yeah, it’s very exciting and I think it’s a great opportunity.
“The fact that York, as a team, represents such a big city makes it a great opportunity to help the game grow and, hopefully, find our way into Super League.”
Cuthbertson was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2015 and had attracted interest from other Championship clubs, including Bradford.
He joins an impressive York recruitment drive, which has already seen them bring in centre Ryan Atkins, back-rower Danny Kirmond and half-back Morgan Smith.
Coach James Ford added: “I feel Adam will make a significant impact on our preparations and culture, as well as our on-field performances.
“He gives us added leadership and experience, but also a different dimension to our attack with his offload game.
“I was impressed with Adam’s drive to be the best version of himself, his humility and I’m excited to work with him.”