Former Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils forward Ben Murdoch-Masila’s move has finally been confirmed after his release from New Zealand Warriors.
It comes as he rejected a Super League move with negotiations with Catalans Dragons progressing well at the start of the month and he was in touching distance to a return to Super League but ultimately he will be joining a different lot of Dragons in the shape of St George Illawarra Dragons.
“Ben is a quality player with great experience and he certainly provides what we have been looking to build within our forward pack,” said Dragons General Manager of Football Ben Haran.
“We are excited to see him join the playing group next week and look forward to the impact he will have at the club.”
The 14-Test veteran joins the Red V from the Warriors and has signed a two-year deal with the Dragons meaning he will remain at the club in 2023 and 2024 at least so any chance of seeing him in Super League will have to wait until 2025.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand Warriors have already begun looking for a replacement according to reports.
As for the French Dragons, Catalans are still looking for another prop after Dylan Napa’s exit.