Castleford Tigers have re-signed Jamie Ellis from Huddersfield Giants on a three-year contract.
The 28-year-old left the club in 2014 to join the Giants, and spent last season on loan at Hull KR in the Championship.
During in his previous spell at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Ellis played 40 times for the Tigers, including in the 2014 Challenge Cup final against Leeds Rhinos.
Speaking to the Tigers website, Ellis said: “Since I’ve been away from Castleford I’ve become a bit of a fan and I’ve really enjoyed watching all of the success that has come to the club,” Ellis told the Tigers website.
“I can’t wait to get started and be a part of that. My agent called me while I was on holiday and told me that Castleford were interested and as soon as he said that I wanted to sign the contract to come back here.”
Head coach Daryl Powell added: “I’m delighted to add Jamie Ellis to our squad for next season. He left the club a few years ago and I wanted to retain him then, his game has matured significantly since his last time at Castleford and I am confident he will be outstanding for us alongside Luke Gale and give us a great combination at half back.
“He has many attributes to his game, his passing ability and running games alongside a very long kicking ability will add-to our armoury for 2018.”