Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of Newcastle Knights centre/back-rower Joe Wardle on a three-year deal, starting from next season.
Wardle made 141 appearances for Huddersfield Giants before moving to the NRL. He has played 15 games for the Knights this year.
Wardle is a Scottish international and could prove to be a great signing if he can replicate the form he showed during his time with Huddersfield.
Speaking to the Castleford website, Wardle said: “I would just like to say thank you to Newcastle for working alongside me in what has been a hard time adjusting to life Down Under,”
“Rugby careers are short so happiness is key and sometimes things don’t work out, which is unfortunately the case.
“I am really looking forward to getting back home, getting my family settled and teaming up with Daryl and the rest of the boys for the 2018 campaign.”