St George Illawarra prop Daniel Alvaro makes shock Super League switch

Toulouse Olympique have announced the signing of the powerful Italian international, Daniel Alvaro, from the St George Illawarra Dragons.

The 28-year-old forward with more than 100 NRL games under his belt and has signed with immediate effect and until the end of the 2024 season.

Alvaro began his junior career with the Mittagong Lions team before signing for the Brisbane Broncos in 2009.

He had the honour of playing for the Cyril Connell Cup and the Mal Meninga Cup, two important Australian junior competitions. 

His professional career began in the NRL with the Parramatta Eels club in 2015 where he played 89 games and scored 6 tries. In 2020, he spent part of his season on loan with the New Zealand Warriors. Since then, the Italian-Australian, who played in the 2017 World Cup with Italy, was still playing in the NRL for the Dragons.

In total, Daniel will have played 114 games with 47 NRL starts. 

Alvaro said: “I am very grateful for this opportunity to join Toulouse Olympique and I can’t wait to join the team.

Bernard Sarrazain, President of Toulouse, said: “Powerful and a good defender, Daniel will undoubtedly bring his high-level experience to the team.

“Always in the desire to continue to improve the workforce, he arrives at a key moment of the season to help the players at the dawn of the return phase of the competition. We can’t wait to see him in the colors of the TO so that he can show us all his talent.”

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