Jeff Robson

NRL veteran Jeff Robson has been signed by the Vodafone Warriors on a one-year contract providing a further boost to the club’s depth and experience for the 2016 season.

The off-contract New South Welshman boasts a total of 159 NRL appearances, the last two of which were in the Sharks’ just-ended 2015 finals campaign when they beat the South Sydney Rabbitohs before being eliminated by grand finalists the North Queensland Cowboys.

After starting his NRL career with six games for Manly, Robson spent three seasons with the Parramatta Eels, the first of which culminated in his appearance in the 2009 grand final against Newcastle. He switched to Cronulla in 2012.

Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden said Robson would bring both experience and professionalism to the squad.

“It’s great to have Jeff joining us. He’s not only a proven performer but he’s also a durable and totally professional athlete,” he said.

“Like Roger (Tuivasa-Sheck), Issac (Luke) and Blake (Ayshford), Jeff enables us to build our depth as well as giving us another player to help to lift our standards across the squad and throughout the club.”