Newcastle Thunder sign Greek international forward for 2023 season

Newcastle Thunder have announced the signing of Greek international Robert Tuliatu on a one-year deal.

Tuliatu arrives from Championship side London Broncos and will be Thunder’s eighth signing and marks multiple World Cup participants in the past few days.

Earlier this week Thunder signed Jamaican international Alex Young, brother to England World Cup star Dom.

Today they sign Tuliatu to boost their forward pack with the prop having began his career in Australia as part of the Newcastle Knights youth set-up.

The club announced the signing via their twitter feed at midday.

Tuliatu said: “I’m really excited to be joining Thunder.

“I’ve visited Newcastle before, and I think it’s a fantastic city where rugby league can continue to expand.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Chris Thorman and putting our best foot forward next season.”

Head Coach Chris Thorman had made comments earlier in a YouTube video posted to the side’s channel that they were looking into World Cup players and Tuliatu fills that brief.

“Robert is someone I’ve known for a while now. He’s good friends with my brother and just finished his World Cup campaign with Greece,” Thorman said.

“I’m big on trying to get the dynamic of the group right and the balance of the squad right, and Rob is a genuine character and really good human being. He’s going to be a great addition to the club.

“In terms of what to expect on the pitch, Rob is a genuine impact ball carrier who is stocky and powerful. That’s what I like in a player.

“He’s also very good at finding his front and playing the ball quickly, and I’m looking forward to working with Rob throughout the season.”

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