London Broncos have signed Australian prop Rob Tuliatu signing a one-year deal which is pending visa approval.
The former Newcastle Knights under-23s player is a Greek international and has played in the UK before when he came over to join the West Wales Raiders before a spell with the London Skolars.
Speaking to theBroncos media from Australia Tuliatu, who is a lawyer by day, was looking forward to getting started with the Club, one he knows well and has admired from a distance.
He said: “The London Broncos are an institution of our sport. A great club and the only major team in the South of England. Even in Australia, they are a well-known club.”
“Having played at the Skolars in 2019 I already have established roots in the city. I always knew I would return. London is a microcosm of the world’s cultures and I absolutely loved living in a city with such diversity.”
Head coach Jermaine Coleman is someone Rob had worked with previously and the appointment of Coleman was a big factor in his decision to sign for the Broncos this season.
He added: “When I heard Jermaine Coleman had been appointed as coach, I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of what he was going to create. I played under his guidance at London Skolars in 2019 and I’m really eager to see what he can do with the resources and talent pool of the Broncos. He has a great knowledge and understanding of the game and I enjoy his collaborative approach to coaching. He explores a player’s talents and works with the individuals in his team to get the most out of everyone.”
“I will bring the club a positive energy and enthusiasm. I know what I can do on the field and I hope to show that to all of the UK’s rugby league fan base.”