Hull Kingston Rovers' new Australian hooker Lincoln Withers claims he choose the Robins over several other clubs.
Withers told BBC Radio Humberside that family connections are behind his move to Craven Park.
Withers said: "My brother-in-law Anthony Seibold captained the club and said both club and fans were great, so I thought it would be a good fit."
Withers will play for Rovers as a non-quota player following his move from Crusaders.
The 30-year-old is a veteran of over 150 games in the NRL for Canberra, Wests Tigers and St George before playing for three seasons for Crusaders, and he explained he has been given a specific role at Hull KR next season by new coach Craig Sandercock.
"I spoke to Craig, and nine is where I'm going to be playing," he said. "I've had a couple of chats with him about a few things about football and everything I've heard from him sounds positive and I'm looking forward to starting the pre-season with him."
Withers has signed a two-year contact with an option for a possible third year and will link up with his new team-mates on 7 November when the squad meet up for the start of training ahead of the new season which starts in February 2012.