Midlands Hurricanes have confirmed the signing of former Hull KR young gun Max Kirkbright for the 2024 League 1 season following his short stint Down Under.
The outside-back makes the move back to England and into the third tier having spent 2024 in Australia with the Sunshine Coast Falcons, who ply their trade in the Queensland Cup.
With the Falcons, Kirkbright ended the year 8th in the 15-team competition, sneaking into the end-of-season play-offs having pipped the Tweed Heads Seagulls by a single point.
He and his colleagues then got the better of the Redcliffe Dolphins in week one of those play-offs, before bowing out to the Central Queensland Capras at the beginning of September in the semi-finals.
The youngster now pens a one-year deal with the Hurricanes, who play their home games at the 18,000-capacity Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, renovated for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the city.