Bradford Bulls have signed Australian forward Damian Sironen from Queensland Cup side Tweed Head Seagulls.
The 24-year-old, who has played for NRL sides Melbourne, Gold Coast, Newcastle and St George, will be available for the Bulls next home game against Hull KR on Sunday week.
Speaking on his move to the club, Sironen, who is the nephew to league legend Paul Sironen and cousin to Manly Sea Eagles’ Curtis Sironen, is excited about the opportunity to play for such a famous club.
“It is an exciting time for the club as it rebuilds from the tough time it has had and it will be great to play under a top-quality coach and international player like Geoff Toovey,” he said.
“I hope I bring some experience from a winning culture after winning grand finals with the Knights and Dragons in the previous two seasons, as well as some good, solid effort in the middle and getting through a lot of work.,” said Sironen.
“It’s a privilege to join a club that has such a proud history and hopefully can climb back to the top level.
“I toured England when I was 16 with an Australian Institute of Sport team and loved the culture of English football. I wanted to grab this chance with both hands and I can’t wait to get over there and do all I can for the team.”