Widnes Vikings have signed Bradford Bulls forward Phil Joseph on a one-year deal.
Joseph joined the Vikings for pre-season training in October and impressed in their 30-22 Boxing Day defeat away to Warrington.
The 27-year-old, who made his debut for hometown Huddersfield in 2004, said: "I've worked hard to get myself into this position and I'm really pleased to have been rewarded with a deal."
Widnes coach Denis Betts added: "Since his arrival on a trial basis, Phil has done everything we have asked of him, fitted in well and become a really strong member of our group."
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