Gold Coast sign Samoan international after Mormon mission

Gold Coast Titans have confirmed the signing of Samoan international Young Tonumaipea on a train-and-trial contract.

The 27-year-old outside back last played in the NRL for Melbourne in 2018, before spending the past two years on a Mormon mission in Berlin, Germany.

He made 44 appearances for the Storm after making his debut in 2014, scoring 12 tries, while also picking up five caps for Samoa.

He will now link up with Justin Holbrook’s side for the remainder of 2020 and will be aiming to secure a spot in the Titans backline following the recent departure of England centre Kallum Watkins.

Tonumaipea told the Gold Coast official club website: “I’ve been away for a couple of years and have come back with all of this COVID-19 stuff happening but I’m grateful to the Gold Coast Titans for giving me this opportunity and I plan on taking it with both hands.

“It’s awesome to be back in Australia and here at the Titans. I’m looking forward to the challenge that is ahead.

“I’ll definitely apply myself and I’m looking for a spot at some stage this year. I’ll do my best at everything I can.”

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