London Broncos have signed Welsh International winger Elliot Kear on a deal that will run until the end of the 2016 season.
The 26 year-old left Bradford Bulls at the end of last season and has since been playing rugby union for London Welsh. He will go straight into contention to face Dewsbury Rams at the Hive this weekend.
“I’m really pleased to sign the contract and come back to rugby league,” said Kear.
“I’m just really excited to get back on the field.
“I’ve felt like I’ve fitted in really well, I know a few of the boys from playing against them over the years and everyone has been really welcoming.
“The team spirit is really good, with some good wins. You can see the confidence is there and everyone enjoys each other’s company which is a big thing too. First things first, I just want to get into the team and play the best I can for the club.”
Head coach Andrew Henderson is pleased to get Kear on board and said:
“It’s a great signing for the club. I’m pleased we’ve managed to get him across the line. What he will bring is a vast amount of experience at Super League level and Championship level from when he was first starting out. He knows what this level of football is about as well. He’s a Welsh international too so he’s played at the highest level and some of the biggest stages in the World.
“He’s versatile so he can cover full-back, wing and can fill in at centre too, which is another reason I wanted to bring him in. It puts pressure on the guys already in the jersey and adds that much more competition for places.”