St George Illawarra has signed Melbourne front-rower Patrick Kaufusi for the remainder of the 2019 season.
Kaufusi has played 25 games in the NRL to date, representing the Cowboys and the Storm.
"Patrick is a welcomed addition to our roster for 2019, he's a quality person from a tremendous squad and system," St George Illawarra's Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward told the club's website.
"He's a player capable of playing in the middle and back row, who is keen and willing to play first grade.
"With the current spate of injuries in the team, it's a really good opportunity for Patrick and the Dragons to see what impact he can bring to the club and playing squad. From there, we can consider our options with him for the 2020 season."
Kaufusi becomes the 30th player in the Dragons' top 30 squad.