Wigan Warriors have announced the signing of former England front-rower Lee Mossop on a three year deal.
The 25-year-old joined Parramatta Eels at the end of 2013 but failed to make an impact in the NRL due to injury.
The Wigan Academy graduate said: “I want to thank Parramatta Eels for giving me the chance to play in the NRL and experience a different lifestyle in Australia. I have enjoyed my time there however felt it was the right time to return to the UK.
“Wigan was always going to be my first choice and I am really happy that we have been able to agree a deal. I owe a lot to this Club having come through the youth system. The squad is a bit younger now and I hope to be able to pass on my experience to some of the other players. I was at the Grand Final last month cheering the boys on and hope to be back there again next season.”
Coach Shaun Wane added: “I rate Lee Mossop highly and am pleased to see him re-join us. As soon as I heard that he might be available, I asked Kris Radlinski and Ian Lenagan to see if it was possible and I am grateful that they have done just that. I am pleased also for Lee showing loyalty to the club. Having seen the fans welcome Joel Tomkins back earlier this year, I am looking forward to seeing them give Lee a great reception at the DW next season.”