Super League side St Helens have signed Gold Coast Titans back-rower Zeb Taia until the end of the 2019 season, with Joe Greenwood travelling in the opposite direction.
Saints Head Coach Keiron Cunningham said: “We’re delighted to have signed a player of Zeb’s calibre and he will bolster our squad immediately. He is powerful, possesses a great offload and like our other signings this season, will bring big game experience to the Saints.”
As a result of the move, Saints have allowed second rower Greenwood to take up a contract in the NRL with the Gold Coast Titans.
Cunningham added: “We wouldn’t want to stand in the way of any player wishing to ply their trade elsewhere and Joe has been given a good opportunity at the Gold Coast.
“It’s always difficult to lose a homegrown player and personally I will be sad to see him leave. I’ve worked hard with Joe to develop his game and help him grow as a person – and he has done just that.
“Hopefully, one day after a successful NRL career, he will pull on the Red vee again.”