The 29 year old back rower from New South Wales has signed a three year deal with the club that will see him in the Red, White and Blue until 2014 subject to UK Border approval.
Southern joins The Wildcats from Australian club Newcastle Knights, at which he has spent a year. Before becoming a ‘Knight’, the strong forward spent 6 successful years at the North Queensland Cowboys, making his debut in 2004 and playing in the Grand Final in 2005.
Steve, or ‘Bluey’ as he is more commonly known on the field, has a wealth of NRL experience behind him, notching up a total of 129 appearances which will make him a fantastic addition to the Wildcats squad over the next three years. He is well known for his phenomenal work rate, passion for tackling and his no nonsense approach to defence and he is set to be an impressive player for The Wildcats.