Dewsbury Rams have signed former Super League and NRL half-back Brett Seymour until the end of the season.
In addition, Dewsbury have allowed hooker Wayne Godwin to join Salford Red Devils on an initial five week loan.
Seymour is ineligible for Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round tie at Hunslet Hawks (kick-off 3pm) having played for Whitehaven in the previous round.
However, the 30-year-old former Hull FC and Castleford player has begun training with the Rams and could come into contention for the Kingstone Press Championship clash at London Broncos on April 26.
Coach Glenn Morrison is delighted to have Seymour on board at a time when the Rams have picked up injuries to key players.
Morrison said: “At the moment I feel that Thacks (Anthony Thackeray) has a lot to do in attack, and the arrival of Brett should help alleviate some of the pressure.
“He’ll bolster our attack down the left side, and help us pose a threat on both sides of the field and he can also kick goals.”
Seymour is expected to attend Sunday’s cup tie at Hunslet, when the Rams will be aiming to avenge an 18-6 Championship defeat in south Leeds last month.
Godwin made 13 appearances for the Rams last season before a broken arm curtailed his campaign.
He has joined Salford to help relieve an injury crisis at the Devils and could be in line to play in their televised Challenge Cup tie against Leigh Centurions tomorrow.
Morrison added: “Salford are in an extremely tough patch at the moment with injury problems and suspensions to key players.
“Iestyn (Harris) spoke to me about Wayne’s potential availability and we’ve agreed to allow him to join them on loan for five weeks.”