Samoan international Sauaso ‘Jesse’ Sue has signed a two-year deal with the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs.
Currently playing for the Tigers, the 26-year old will make the move to Belmore after making 113 appearances for the Tigers since making his debut in 2013. He has also played 10 tests for Samoa.
Sue was first reported to have signed a deal with the Bulldogs back in July. He will join the Bulldogs in the hope of additional minutes, after being stuck behind forwards Russel Packer and Ben Matulino at the Tigers.
Earlier in the year Sue was dropped to reserve grade for the first time in his career.
“It was very tough. I was really emotional. That was actually the first time since I’ve debuted that I played reserve grade in six years, that was new to me,” he told NRL.com.
“This is the first time in my career that I’ve had this uncertainty this late in the season but I’m just focused on playing good footy and trying to stay in the NRL to be honest.”
Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill had this to say about their new signing in a press release.
” Signing someone of Jesse’s experience and consistency is great for our club as he will add to the depth of our forward pack and be someone who can play a number of positions. This is another piece of our new look squad for next season and I am glad that we have been able to land someone of Jesse’s calibre.”
Sue, who plays both prop and second row has been averaging 94 running meters per game and a 91 percent tackling efficiency rating this season.
His experience will be a good addition to a pack that has lost Aaron Woods to a mid-season switch to Cronulla and hosts a number of young forwards.