Bradford Bulls have confirmed the signing of Tongan international Etu Uaisele, who has agreed a two-year deal with the club.
The former NRL star, who enjoyed spells Down Under with Parramatta Eels and Penrith Panthers, is currently plying his trade with Kingstone Press Championship Sheffield Eagles.
An explosive three-quarter, 29-year-old Uaisele – who can operate both at centre and on the wing – scored three tries during the 2008 World Cup.
“I see coming to play for the Bulls as a massive chance for me,” said Uaisele. “I grew up watching the likes of Lesley Vainikolo, he was unreal for Bradford, and just cannot wait to get started and have a good spell here.
“I cannot wait to play under James Lowes, as the boys who are playing under him now are only saying good things about life with the Bulls.
“Everything I have heard or been told has been hugely positive. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates, hear about the plans for next season and kick on. I will bring experience and a huge amount of passion to the Bulls. To me, winning is everything and I am already looking forward to pre-season training.”
Bulls head coach James Lowes has expressed his excitement, having secured his fourth new signing – taking his roster up to eight for 2015.
“Etu is extremely talented and we are looking forward to having him on board for the next couple of years,” added Lowes.“We have done our research on him and were pleased with what we saw.
“It is great to have him on board, as he is very dangerous with the ball, he is fast and has great feet. He certainly knows his way to the line and I look forward to seeing him finishing opportunities in a Bradford Bulls shirt next year.”