Workington Town have signed former Great Britain test prop Jamie Thackray for the 2012 Championship One season.
Thackray, who lists Leeds, Hull and Castleford among his former clubs, joins former Crusaders team-mate Peter Lupton at Derwent Park.
"Jamie has just finished a stint with Limoux in France so is fit and raring to go," said director Tony Boyd.
"We are constantly on the lookout for new players to improve the squad, but only those who are right for the club."
The 32-year-old, who made three appearances for the GB team, has previous experience of Cumbrian rugby league after he signed for Barrow Raiders in 2011.