Salford have signed Australian prop Ray Cashmere from North Queensland Cowboys.
Cashmere, 28, will join the Reds for the start of next season on a three-year contract.
The signing comes just 24 hours after Salford were granted a three-year licence to compete in Super League from 2009.
Director of football Steve Simms said: "Ray is one of the best props in the NRL and his performance over the last two years at the Cowboys has been outstanding.
"He is a great recruit for the Reds and the forward pack and is part of a great future for Salford City Reds."