TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Paul Vaughan of the Dragons celebrates scoring a try during the round three NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Clive Berghofer Stadium on March 25, 2018 in Toowoomba, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Delisted St George Illawarra forward Paul Vaughan has signed a one-year deal with Canterbury.

The club confirmed on Tuesday that the veteran forward has joined the Belmore club.

Vaughan will remain out of the action for the rest of the 2021 season and is set to pull on a Bulldogs jumper come Round 1, 2022.


Bulldogs coach Trent Barrett stated his excitement in adding Vaughan's experience to his young roster.

"Paul is someone who will bring both ability and experience to our young pack for next season," Barrett said, per the club website.

"Everyone knows what a damaging ball-runner he is and the impact that he can have on a game and we believe that we will be able to harness that moving forward.

I know that Paul is excited about the opportunity to come and join us and we believe that he still has a great deal to offer in the game."

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 10: Paul Vaughan of the Dragons scores a try during the round 21 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Gold Coast Titans at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Vaughan was infamously cut from the Dragons earlier this month after hosting a dozen teammates at his home for a BBQ amid strict enforced lockdowns.

The veteran forward also received an eight-game ban for the incident, which he will serve as the current season draws to a close.

Vaughan will join a star-studded group of arrivals at Belmore from 2022, with Storm star Josh Addo-Carr, Panthers trio Matt Burton, Tevita Pangai-Junior and Brent Naden along with Dragons fullback Matt Dufty.

The growing list of high-profile are sure to hand Barrett a major boost next season, as the Bulldogs face the likely reality of claiming the wooden spoon in 2021.