Former Workington Town star Shaun Lunt has signed for Leeds Rhinos.

The 32-year-old hooker was informed last month that Hull KR would not be renewing his contract.

The West Yorkshire-based Super League strugglers did an exchange deal that saw Aussie hooker Matt Parcell join the Robins.

Lunt, from Cockermouth, has joined Rhinos for the remainder of the season.

“I am delighted to be back [at Leeds] and can’t wait to get started with the Rhinos,” said Lunt.

“I had five wonderful years at Hull KR and I am pleased that I have left them on good terms. I am excited about the challenge here at Leeds.

“There are so many great young kids in this side and I am looking forward to working with them.

“My focus is just on helping the Rhinos each week and we will see where that takes us come the end of the season.”

Rhinos’ director of rugby Kevin Sinfield said: “I would like to welcome Shaun back to the club. He is an outstanding professional who knows our club well.

“Shaun had a huge impact on the squad during his first spell here [in 2012] and I know he was very keen to remain at the club at the time. Having met with Shaun this week, he is in great shape and ready to go this Sunday.

“The deal is initially until the end of this season but there is an opportunity for him to earn a contract for next season with his performances.”

Lunt is a former KR captain and was Rovers’ Player of the Year in 2018.