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St George Illawarra have signed utility Tyrell Fuimaono on a two-year deal.

The 23-year old joins his third NRL club, with previous stints at the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers.

Fuimaono was thrilled to join the Dragons.

"I'm very excited to get among this group of boys and I'm keen to seize this opportunity that has been presented to me. I'm very grateful and excited to be at the Dragons," Fuimaono told

"I'm looking to get back to my best footy and hopefully make my way into the NRL team. That's what everyone at this level strives to achieve; to become a consistent fixture in first grade will be really good for me."

Dragons director of rugby league pathways Ian Millward was excited by the potential of  Fuimaono.

"Tyrell has faced a number of injury challenges in recent seasons, but with age on his side we're excited to see him hopefully reach his potential at our club," Millward said.

"He is capable of playing in the back row and the centres which will be fantastic for the wider squad's versatility and depth.

"With fellow young forwards such as Jacob Host, Josh Kerr and Jackson Ford pushing for first grade spots, Tyrell will add another dimension in the competition for spots leading into the season ahead."


  1. Butters he is a average player but he does have a little bit of aggression. Talk of him being a centre is way off the mark, he moves a little to slow latterly so he gets caught out defensively.

  2. Thanks Kev and Toddy. Was too much to hope for the Dragons to go after a crack player. What was I thinking asking that stupid question. Another player to fill the roster!

  3. More poor recruitment by the Dragons.

    You would think that they would have been better off retaining Lelua than signing Merrin and this guy.

  4. Gould’s influence again. He wanted Fuimaono at Penrith & now at St.George.
    To be fair, he suffered a long term injury at Penrith, that kept him from playing. Other than that, didn’t really notice him playing.

  5. Played 2 years with the junior Kangaroos which usually means he’s pretty good to get in at 19 and 20.

    Started off really hot but has been held back by injuries. If he gets given a good opportunity and is healthy I think he turns it around

  6. Let’s be honest here, young player looking for a fresh start after some injuries, on cheap $$$ and has 30 games of 1st grade experience. I don’t mind this signing at all to be honest for very little cap space

  7. BrennanWood…
    I think they still made the finals & knocked out your Chicken Nuggets. Who were again full of imports. So that’s a successful season. Lots of other years they haven’t even made the finals.
    Many of the players had to play higher grades due to injuries , for much of the year.
    I thought you said ‘all players are Penrith juniors’. Are you just pushing the point , with just how very many really are? That’s very kind of you. Thank you for that WoodChicken.

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