Josh Jones: Salford Red Devils sign ex-St Helens back-rower

Josh Jones
Josh Jones joined union side Exeter but was released to return to rugby league

Salford Red Devils have signed free agent Josh Jones for the 2016 Super League season, following his exit from rugby union side Exeter Chiefs.

Jones left St Helens for Exeter at the end of the 2015 season on a two-year deal, but opted to move to Greater Manchester with his pregnant partner.

The 22-year-old can play across the back-row or in the centres, and has made 97 appearances in the 13-man code.

"[He's a] fantastic addition to our squad," owner Marwan Koukash tweeted.external-link

The England Knights international was a Grand Final winner during his time at Saints, helping Nathan Brown's side to the 2014 Super League title.