The Brisbane Broncos have officially announced the signing of experienced Cronulla forward Sam Tagataese
The premiership-winning prop inked a one-year deal, and began training on Wednesday with his new teammates.
The 31-year old looks to reignite his career, and with the chance to be coached under the guidance of Wayne Bennett, proved an offer that was too good to refuse.
“I am definitely excited especially as my partner is from Brisbane, and when I first moved to Australia I lived in Brisbane,” he said.
“I actually haven’t (met Bennett before) but I am definitely looking forward to it.
“I have heard so many good things about him, and just look at his record.
“And as my father-in-law said, he is a master coach.
“I am looking to getting the best out of myself at this point of my career and being coached by a great coach.”
Tagatese made 157 appearances during stints with Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Cronulla.
Brisbane Broncos 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Jack Bird (Cronulla Sharks, 2021), Troy Dargan (Parramatta Eels, 2018), David Fifita (2020), Matthew Lodge (2018), Patrick Mago (North Queensland Cowboys, 2018), Shaun Nona (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2018), Andre Savelio (Warrington Wolves, 2019), Sam Tagataese (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Jake Turpin (Melbourne Storm, 2018)|
|2018 Losses: Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans), Adam Blair (New Zealand Warriors), Herman Ese'ese (Newcastle Knights), Keegan Hipgrave (Gold Coast Titans), Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons), Matiu Love-Henry (New Zealand Warriors), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers), David Mead (Catalan Dragons), Tautau Moga (Newcastle Knights), Francis Molo (North Queensland Cowboys)|
|Re-Signed: Darius Boyd (2021), George Fai (2019), Alex Glenn (2019), Jamayne Isaako (2018), Jordan Kahu (2020), Andrew McCullough (2021), Josh McGuire (2021), Anthony Milford (2021), Kodi Nikorima (2020), Corey Oates (2018), Joe Ofahengaue (2019), James Roberts (2021)|
|Off Contract 2018: Troy Dargan, Jamayne Isaako, Matthew Lodge, Patrick Mago, Shaun Nona, Corey Oates, Tom Opacic, Mosese Pangai, Tevita Pangai Junior, Korbin Sims, Jaydn Su'a, Sam Tagataese, Sam Thaiday, Jake Turpin|