Hull Kingston Rovers are continuing to look overseas for players to strengthen their squad for next season and are set to announce the signing of Cronulla Sharks enforcer Sam Tagataese on a one-year deal for 2018.
The out of favour 31-year-old is currently off contract with the club he won a premiership with and will be heading to England to see out his decorated career.
Tagataese, a well-renowned prop and second-rower, has enjoyed stints with the Melbourne Storm, Gold Coast Titans and the Sharks.
With 155 first-grade appearances under his belt, the struggling Hull KR are in need of an experienced NRL forward to turn their tide, after they finished second-last on the super league ladder.
A Samoan international, Tagataese has also captained the Pacific nation on four occasions.
After a lacklustre season with Cronulla, Tagataese won the prestigious Ken Stephen Medal for his outstanding work in the community, particularly in Borderless Community Services, a non-profit organisation who provide fresh food and support who families who are in need.
Tim Sheens appears to be the major factor in Tagataese's decision to link up with Hull.