Salford Red Devils have announced the signing of Ben Hellewell from Featherstone Rovers for 2023.
The back-row spent two weeks on loan at the AJ Bell Stadium in 2022 helping them sustain their momentum in their brilliant play-off push.
As Hellewell spoke on the club website about the move it seemed that what he saw during that loan spell was key to his move to the club in 2023 as was his relationship with Kurt Haggerty.
He said: “I’m delighted to sign for Salford. I was lucky enough to play two games on loan last year and from the first day of training, I saw how close-knit the players were.
“Playing in them two games opened my eyes to how skilful and hardworking the players are at the club, and that’s been passed down from the coaching staff. It does help that I’m close friends with some of the players – having played with them at previous clubs – so them and the other lads were very welcoming.
“I was coached by Haggy at Leigh, so I knew how good he was, and his partnership with Rowls will always get the best out of players not only on the field, but off it too.
“Last season they were unlucky to fall short of the Grand Final, but hopefully this season we can go one better and get some silverware – and I can’t wait to be a part of that. I’m looking forward to getting back into training and ripping in with the lads.”