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Brooklyn sign former NRL and Super League prop

NA Rugby League side Brooklyn Kings have announced the signing of former NRL and Super League prop Eddy Pettybourne ahead of their first season in the new league.

A USA international, Pettybourne has almost 200 professional appearances, most recently for Villeneuve where he currently plays in France.

Over the course of his career, Pettybourne has played for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wests Tigers and Gold Coast Titans in the NRL. He has also played fore Wigan Warriors and Toulouse.

Pettybourne will join the Kings upon the end of the Elite One Championship, relocating from France to Brooklyn. The club will be aiming for its second consecutive championship in as many seasons, this time under the NARL banner.

The New Zealand born forward told the club website: “I’m very excited to be joining a great organisation in the Brooklyn Kings. It’s always been a passion and dream of mine to give back to the game of rugby league in America.

“I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates and front office, and working towards back-to-back championships for the club.”

Founder Matt Bailey added: “Eddy is an incredible addition to our team, both on and off the field.

“This moment is a massive show of confidence for our club, the new league and the Brooklyn community, and we thank Eddy for trusting in and propelling our vision. We can’t wait to welcome Eddy and his young family to Brooklyn, and to build something special.”

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