Hull KR have signed Ryan Hall on a two-year deal after the England international left Sydney Roosters.
The former Leeds Rhinos winger left the Super League club two years ago to head to the NRL.
However, problems with injuries restricted the 32-year-old to just 11 appearances during his time with the Roosters.
Hall, six times a Super League Grand Final winner who also twice lifted the Challenge Cup with Leeds, is now excited to return to “familiar territory” under former Rhinos coach Tony Smith.
“I loved my time over in Australia it was a great experience for me and my family. But I’m back to more familiar territory now, back in England and Super League,” he told the club’s official website.
“I started off under Tony Smith, he gave me my debut at Leeds and then again with England, and also he’s going to hopefully give me my debut for Hull KR as well.
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“It’s pretty cool and familiarity is a comforting thing, so as long as I get settled in as soon as possible I can get back to playing my best rugby. With my relationship with Tony and Danny McGuire, that should come pretty easily.”
Smith added: “Ryan had a number of choices in front of him, and he’s chosen us, so we are delighted about that. I’ve worked with him before, and the amount he’s learnt from his NRL experience since is enormous.
“Roosters head coach Trent Robinson speaks of him highly. He’s going to bring a wealth of experience to us. He’s bought into the concept of improving our programme and he’s got a strong desire to pass on his knowledge to others.
“Anyone who knows Ryan will know he takes care of himself unbelievably well, he’s in really good condition, he’s got a body younger than most. He’ll be a real asset to us and I’m delighted that he’s decided to join us to be part of our rejuvenation.”