Following a rough couple of months for Shaun Kenny-Dowall, the chance offered by Newcastle was exactly the career lifeline he needed.
And coach Nathan Brown is confident that the club has made the right decision.
"In this world we live in today, mistakes get made by people," Brown said on Triple M Saturday NRL. Listen to the full report below.
"I'm certainly not a coach that likes to sign a million players on second chances.
"In Shaun Kenny-Dowall's case, when you do your background check and he's a good guy and we're really confident that he won't hurt our brand.
"He will certainly add to the younger players as well."