Penrith Panthers have confirmed the signing of forward Zane Tetevano from Sydney Roosters on a two-year-deal.
Tetevano, 29, was part of the Roosters side that won back-to-back Premierships. He also made his test debut for the Kiwis against Great Britain.
The prop-forward told the club website: “I love what I see here at the Panthers and I’m genuinely excited to be part of it.
“There’s so much talent in this team and I think Ivan (Cleary) and the other coaches can help take my game to another level.
“It’s my goal to keep improving every day, on and off the field, and to share my knowledge and experience with the younger guys.”
Panthers General Manager Matt Cameron added: “To sign a premiership winner and current New Zealand international is a significant coup for our club.
“The decision to bring Zane to Panthers was made in consideration of both his playing ability and the other qualities he has to offer.
“Our contacts at the Roosters couldn’t speak more highly of the contribution he made to their organisation over the last three years.
“Their sincere endorsement gives us great confidence that Zane will have a similarly positive impact here at Panthers.”