Dragons Bolster Forward Pack With 2 Signings

Fresh after securing Panthers flyer Eto Nabuli, the St George Illawarra Dragons have continued to shape their 2015 squad with two more signings.

George Rose, a veteran of 142 NRL games over 10 seasons, has joined the club on a one-season deal and will be joined by the relatively unknown prop Rulon Nutira, who is yet to play in the NRL.

Rose, 31, has spent much of his career in and out of first grade but Dragons head coach Paul McGregor is confident Rose will add plenty to his 2015 squad.

“George has been playing NRL for nearly a decade and will provide valuable experience and depth to our forward-pack,” McGregor told the Dragons website.

Nutira, who has also signed a one-year deal, is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. He played in the National Youth Competition for the Parramatta Eels (2008-2009) and Melbourne Storm (2010). He spent 2014 playing for the Gundagai Tigers in Group 9 was named in that division’s ‘Team of the Year’ and was also selected for the NZ Maori team in 2014.At 100kg and over 190cm tall, he could be an exciting acquisition for a club in desperate need of fire power up front.

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