The Easts Tigers have signed former Souths Sydney utility Jamie Simpson for the 2012 Intrust Super Cup season.
A Yeppoon junior, Simpson has previously played in Queensland’s premier competition with the Aspley Broncos and Toowoomba Clydesdales.
Simpson made seven appearances for Nathan Brown’s Giants but was granted a release from his contract in December.
Easts coach Troy McCarthy is thrilled to have a player of Simpson’s calibre on board.
“He wants to get back into the Australian way of life I guess, so he’s trying to find his feet to get back in the NRL again and he’s seen our affiliation with the (Melbourne) Storm as a good opportunity to do that,” McCarthy revealed.