Leeds Rhinos have shown they intend to be taken seriously as a new franchise by announcing Vitality Roses star Jade Clarke as their first signing ahead of an inaugural season in the Superleague in 2021.
Clarke joins following two successful seasons at Wasps and having been named in the England squad to take on New Zealand later this year.
"This is an opportunity to be part of something new and to build our own culture and environment," said the Commonwealth gold medal winner.
"I am hoping I can build relationships with young Roses players and be a role model for the youngsters in the area and help grow the pool of talent."
Clarke will reunited with head coach Dan Ryan, whom she previously played under at Adelaide Thunderbirds in Australian Super Netball.
"Jade is an absolute legend of the sport and her longevity to stay at the top of her game for so long, is simply inspiring," Ryan said.