Salford Red Devils have signed centre Chris Hankinson on a two-year deal after he spent a season with Championship side Featherstone Rovers.
The 30-year-old began his career at Leigh and played in Super League with Wigan Warriors and Toulouse Olympique.
He is Salford’s seventh off-season signing after Nene Macdonald, Ethan Ryan, Cade Cust, Joe Shorrocks, Matty Foster and Kai Morgan all joined.
“I am really happy to be joining,” Hankinson told the club website.
“It is a club that I hold close to me, as it’s where it all started. I can’t wait to get going and run out with the lads in front of the fans.”
Hankinson made 18 appearances for Featherstone in 2023 as they topped the Championship table but fell short in their pursuit of promotion to Super League as they were beaten by his former side London Broncos in the play-offs.
“He is a very accomplished player who, in my opinion, epitomises dedication and perseverance to being the best he can be,” Salford head coach Paul Rowley said.
“Chris is the type of player we want in our environment; versatile, a great character and the ultimate professional.”