Halifax have confirmed the signing of experienced winger Jodie Broughton from Catalan Dragons on a deal from 2020.
We reported a few weeks ago that the 31-year-old was close to signing a deal after buying a house in the area, with ‘Fax now confirming the move.
Broughton brings with him a wealth of experience, having made close to 200 top-flight appearances since making his debut on loan at Hull FC from Leeds in 2008, scoring 122 tries.
After leaving the Rhinos permanently in 2010 Broughton joined Salford and has since had spells with Huddersfield, Oldham, Catalans and Toulouse.
His four-year period with the Dragons has, however, been plagued with injury, with him now deciding to make the move into the part-time game.
“I was really impressed with the ambition of the club; they’re trying to build something special and after watching things like the Challenge Cup semi-final I knew I wanted to be a part of that,” he said.
“I get along really well with some of the guys there already, so fitting in shouldn’t be a problem, I’m looking forward to helping this team push for a top five finish in 2020.”
He becomes Simon Grix’s second signing for next season, following halfback Tom Gilmore from Widnes, with the Halifax head coach adding: “He definitely brings Super League experience. He’s played a lot of games and been very consistent in his time, He’s a big unit that brings pace at the same time and that’ll be a valuable asset to us.
“I’m looking forward to him joining and getting him down, He’s hungry to get back out there after having an unlucky injury but Jodie is keen to make up for that lost time and make an impact for us.”