Huddersfield Giants forward Ronan Michael will spend the 2022 season on loan in the Championship with York City Knights.
York have confirmed a one-year loan deal for the 21-year-old prop, who represents his native Ireland on the international stage.
Michael joined Huddersfield ahead of the 2019 season but has so far made only one first-team appearance, spending a brief spell with Canberra Raiders’ youth squad before loan moves to Whitehaven and Swinton Lions last term.
Speaking about his return to the second tier for a full season with the Knights, Michael said: “It’s a very competitive side and I’m really looking forward to getting amongst it, getting around the lads and I’m really keen to rip in with a good Championship side in a competitive competition.”
York head coach James Ford added: “I’m pleased to strengthen our middle options with Ronan. He’s a hard-working and tough player that’s keen to add little bits to his game here and there.
“I’m really looking forward to working with him and helping him fulfil his potential.”