Winger Ben Cockayne is to leave cash-strapped Wakefield Trinity Wildcats to return to his former club Hull KR.
The 30 year old, who scored 57 tries in 139 appearances in his first spell with the Robins, left Craven Park under a cloud in 2011, following a series of disciplinary problems.
But now, after 27 touchdowns in 53 games for the Wildcats - a record that earned him a call-up into the England training squad earlier this year - he's signed a two year contract with Rovers, and insists he's a changed person.
He's the fifth senior player to leave Belle Vue, following the departures of Tim Smith, Kyle Amor, Paul Aiton and Justin Poore.
Wakefield winger Ben Cockayne has completed a move back to Hull KR after signing a two-year deal.
The 30 year-old scored 57 tries in 139 appearances for the Robins before leaving under a cloud following a series of disciplinary breaches but insists he will return as a changed person.
Wakefield have accepted an undisclosed fee for Cockayne, who scored 27 tries in 53 appearances and earned a call-up into England's elite training squad this year.
Cockayne, who was still under contract, is the fifth senior player to leave the cash-strapped Wildcats, who have to raise money to prevent financial collapse.
Wakefield have lost Tim Smith (Salford), Kyle Amor (St Helens), Paul Aiton (Leeds) and Justin Poore (Hull KR) and on Tuesday confirmed that centre Vince Mellars has left the club by mutual consent and that threequarter Liam Kay has Rovturned down a new contract offer.
Former England full-back Shaun Briscoe is to return to Hull KR after being appointed to their backroom staff.
Briscoe, who played 100 games for Rovers from 2008-11 and retired from playing at the end of the 2013 season, will work closely with Hull KR head of youth Pete Grayburn to develop and improve the club's youth system. He is now also assistant coach for the club's Under-19's.
Hull KR have given centre Liam Salter a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2017.
The 20 year-old was already contracted for next season but has agreed a three-year extension following a successful 2013 campaign in which he missed just five matches.
"Liam has come a long way this year," said Rovers coach Craig Sandercock. "He's someone who we probably didn't think would play every week.
"We knew that he was a good, solid player and that we might get 10 games out of him.
"But he really exceeded all expectations this year and, if he has a big pre-season and works on the areas we've identified for him to improve upon, then we're really confident that Liam will be a great player for this club for many years to come."
Hull KR have signed Canterbury Bulldogs half-back Kris Keating as the successor to outgoing captain Michael Dobson.
The 24-year-old Keating will join the Robins in the autumn on a three-year contract.
He will be a straight replacement for the 27-year-old Dobson, who has secured a release in order to return to the NRL with Newcastle Knights.
Kris is a very good player and a nice bloke who'll bring a lot to the club, both on and off the field.
"We're delighted that we've managed to secure his signature and I'm sure our supporters will take to him pretty quickly."
– Mike Smith , Hull KR chief executive
Keating, a former Australian schoolboy international, started his career with Parramatta in 2008 and went on to make 41 appearances for the Eels before joining the Bulldogs ahead of the 2011 season. He was in the side that lost to Melbourne Storm in last year's Grand Final.
It's a new challenge for me and one that I need.
"I was just plugging away at the Bulldogs when my manager told me that Hull KR were interested and I've always had a keen interest in the Super League and know quite a few of the boys who are playing over in England.
"They all have nothing but good things to say about the competition and now feels like the right time to come over and test myself in the Super League.
"I've done a fair bit of research on Hull KR and the city itself and am really excited about coming over, as is my fiancee. We just can't wait to get over there and get started."
Keal Carlile will stay at Hull KR for the next two seasons having signed a new deal with the club.
The former Huddersfield man’s current contract was due to expire at the end of 2013.
“I’m over the moon. Getting my future sorted is great and I really like what Sandy (Craig Sandercock) is doing here. My aim is to kick on next season and keep improving and I’m sure the team will do the same.
“I did have a couple of other options away from here but I’m really happy at Hull KR and am looking to become a better player under Sandy and the rest of the coaching staff. Being here for the next two years is what I wanted and I’m just delighted that it’s all done now.
“I’m only 23 and am learning every day. By the time I reach the end of this contract I’ll be more experienced and hopefully will have improved as a player. There is competition for places within the squad and you need that to push you along. I’ve had that this season with Josh (Hodgson) and Lincoln (Withers) and it keeps you on your toes.”