The Gold Coast Titans have further bolstered their side, adding backrower Joe Stimson to the pack for season 2023.
The 26-year-old played 21 games for the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2022, having arguably his best season in the NRL since his debut in 2017.
After three seasons at Melbourne Storm and a further three seasons at the Bulldogs, Stimson will join the Titans for the next two seasons.
Titans coach Justin Holbrook says Stimson’s signing was important as the club looked to strengthen its depth in the second row.
“Joe is the sort of player that we were chasing – someone who has experience at NRL level who can really do a job for us in a position that we were looking to reinforce," Holbrook said.
“He’s predominantly an edge player but can also play through the middle and his versatility will be important for our pack.
“He’s at the stage of his career now where he is pushing towards 100 NRL games, he’s played in an NRL grand final and we think he will be a great addition to our side for 2023.”
Stimson will join Origin forwards Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, Moeaki Fotuaika and David Fifita in a Titans pack that also features New Zealand international Isaac Liu and recent Prime Minister's XIII representative Beau Fermor.