Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson has signed experienced forward Stuart Fielden on a two-year contract.
The 33-year-old was released by Wigan at the end of the Super League season after enduring an injury-plagued final 18-months at the DW Stadium.
Fielden joined the Warriors in 2006 for a world record fee from Bradford Bulls but has managed only a handful of appearances over the last two years due to pectoral and knee problems.
"I was speaking to a number of clubs and having come from a top standard club, I wanted to have something similar," Fielden told the official Giants website.
"For the last two years Huddersfield have been in the top four for two thirds of the season so there is obviously something right going on and with Paul Anderson's plans hopefully we will get to the top.
"I firmly believe that in the next few years we will achieve that. Myself and Paul have similar ideas in discipline and being meticulous.
"I have come from Wigan who were the same, it is what teams need and that is one of the things that has captivated me to come here.
"I think I have a massive amount to offer as a player. I can use all my techniques and I feel I can offer a lot of experience. I have been in 15 finals and I've got 10 trophies."