Hull Kingston Rovers have signed former St Helens prop Mose Masoe from St George Illawarra Dragons ahead of the Super 8s Qualifiers.
The 28-year-old previously played in Super League for St Helens where he won the 2014 Grand Final, before departing at the end of 2015.
Masoe has initially signed with the Robins until the end of this season but has an option to remain at KCOM Craven Park in 2018.
The seven-time Samoan international has also played in the NRL for both Sydney Roosters and Penrith Panthers, making a combined total of 63 appearances.
Speaking to www.hullkr.co.uk, Masoe said: “Hull KR have given me an opportunity to come to the club at an exciting time. They’re trying to make it back up and rebuild for next year and I want to come over there and try to help them get back to Super League, which is where the club should be.
“Me and my partner and our kids loved our time over there in the UK before. We would have stayed but I always wanted to go back to the NRL and give it another shot and St George gave me an opportunity to do that. We’ve now decided the time is right to come back and I can’t wait to get started at Rovers.”
Head coach Tim Sheens added: “Mose will add a different element to our pack. He’s got plenty of experience in the NRL and Super League and the fact that he has played over here before is a real bonus. He knows what to expect and will be able to hit the ground running.
“He’s been playing regularly back in Australia and physically he’s in great shape. Mose is excited about coming on board and playing a part in what we’re trying to achieve, and we’re excited about working with him.
“The paperwork for Mose’s visa has been submitted and he’s ready to come over as soon as that comes through. It’s difficult to put a time-frame on it but we’d like to have him in place for the first game of the Qualifiers if possible.”