Tyrone Roberts, a veteran half of the NRL, has linked up with a new team after playing with the Burleigh Bears in the QLD Cup last season.

The 32-year-old has agreed to play with Northern United in the NRRRL competition and is the club's biggest marquee signing since dual international Andrew Walker who represented the Kangaroos and Wallabies.

Roberts debuted in the NRL for the Newcastle Knights in 2011 and would manage 158 first-grade games in a career spanning ten seasons for the Knights, Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos.

He also enjoyed a 33-game stint with Warrington in the UK, helping the Wolves to the 2018 Super League Grand Final, where they were ultimately beaten by Wigan.

More recently, he guided the Burleigh Bears to the QLD Cup Grand Final but ultimately lost to the Brisbane Tigers, 22-18.

"Tyrone brings with him a wealth of experience and leadership that will assist our team, club and community," Northern United said in a statement.

"(He) has played for a number of years with the NRL, Super League, NSWRL as well as Queensland Cup.

"Tyrone has also played in the representative scene with NSW Country as well as the NRL Indigenous All Stars.

"A proud family man with a great sense of pride in culture and community, we believe Tyrone is a great addition this season for our club and community.

"We believe Tyrone's beliefs run parallel to the clubs vision and achieving success on and off the field."


  1. Y would U Kevvy go after some old , yea I did say OLD players. We need a young bloke like Sam Walker or some other young Qld Boyz y Adams still playing so he gets the time with him 2 learn. Adam will only have 2 years left in him then we start again. It took years to replace LOCKY, And Adam will b the same we need youth now… And being Adams shadow.

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