Widnes Vikings can confirm the immediate signing of experienced prop Josh Johnson from Salford Red Devils until the end of the 2023 season.
As part of the agreement, prop forward Tyler Dupree has joined the Red Devils with immediate effect as part of the agreement.
Johnson, 27, joins the Vikings for the remainder of this season as well as 2023, and has a wealth of both Super League and Championship experience having made 146 appearances in his career so far.
He began his career with Huddersfield Giants, making his debut in 2013 and spending three years with the club including dual registration spells with Doncaster and Oldham and a loan spell at Batley Bulldogs.
Josh moved on to Hull Kingston Rovers in 2017, where he helped his side win promotion back to Super League for the 2018 season.
The forward played for Barrow in 2019 before joining Salford later that year. He has been with the Red Devils since, including a loan spell back at Barrow earlier this year in which he played against Widnes at the DCBL Stadium.
Josh will link up with the squad this week in preparation for this weekend’s game against Whitehaven.
Widnes secured Dupree’s signing for the 2022 season amidst considerable interest from both Championship and Super League clubs. Tyler has always held the ambition of playing full-time at Super League level, which the club were aware of prior to signing him. After a promising start to the season, he had agreed to join Salford Red Devils for 2023.