Gerard Beale has come out of retirement to join St George Illawarra Dragons with immediate effect for the remainder of the 2021 season to help with an injury and suspension crisis.
Beale, who spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons at the Red V and who made 11 appearances for New Zealand, will replenish the Dragons out wide.
“Gerard is a highly respected figure in our game. To sign someone of Gerard’s character was an important factor in his recruitment,” St George’s general manager of football Ben Haran said.
“Gerard’s experience across his 12-year NRL career will be a handy addition to our club for the remainder of the season, given also the amount of young outside backs we have within our top squad currently.
“We have signed Gerard to a training contract in light of the injuries and suspensions our squad is currently faced with.”