Former Australia international and State of Origin centre Jamal Idris has secured a return to NRL, signing a one-year deal with Wests Tigers.
Idris was released from his contract with Penrith Panthers one year in November 2015, taking an indefinite break to recover from off-field issues.
The 26-year-old, who also represented Canterbury Bulldogs and Gold Coast Titans, believes he is in a position to make the most of his talents now, and hopes to impart some wisdom onto Wests' younger players.
"For me, it's so exciting as there are a lot of up-and-coming young players here," said Idris.
"The average age is really young, and they're only going to get better and more experienced. If they do that together, then they're going to gel well as a team and that's really exciting.
"I've learned a lot over the last year, and the biggest thing was that I was playing rugby league for others. This time, I'm playing rugby league for myself.
"There's no better way to get back into it then to get stuck into training, and I'm improving a lot every week. I'm just hoping to do it now week in and week out."