17th September 2019, 15:41 | Widnes
Widnes Vikings have completed the signing of Shane Grady who joins the club on a two-year deal ahead of the 2020 Betfred Championship season.
Grady – who has born in Widnes – played for the club between 2008 and 2011 after rising through the ranks at local community club West Bank Bears. The second rower scored 24 tries and kicked 103 goals during his first spell with the Vikings.
He has since spent time in Australia before returning to England featuring for London Broncos, Dewsbury Rams and, most recently, 2019 Coral Challenge Cup semi-finalists Halifax RLFC.
Shane Grady said: “I’m buzzing, and I am excited to come back. I loved my time here the first time around all those years ago and I am excited to come back.
“As soon as I found out that Widnes were going part-time, my full concentration was on returning to the club, and I am made up to finally sign.
“Part-time rugby suits me down to the ground but before anything else I am a Widnes fan. I travelled down to Wembley to watch the lads, and to play for your hometown club is special.
“I didn’t think it would ever happen again, so to get that opportunity to come back and sign a two-year deal is a dream come true.”