Greece international Robert Tuliatu makes Championship switch

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Robert Tuliatu. PA Images

Newcastle Thunder have announced the signing of Greece international Robert Tuliatu on a one-year deal for the 2023 Championship season.

He becomes Chris Thorman’s eighth addition since becoming head coach of the club from Workington Town.

Tuliatu, 27, made two appearances for Greece during their inaugural World Cup campaign at the delayed 2021 tournament in England.

The prop forward makes the switch from London Broncos, where he made 20 appearances for the club in 2022. He has also previously appeared for West Wales Raiders and London Skolars.

Tuliatu said: “I’m really excited to be joining Thunder. I’ve visited Newcastle before, and I think it’s a fantastic city where rugby league can continue to expand.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Chris Thorman and putting our best foot forward next season.”

Head coach Thorman added: “Robert is someone I’ve known for a while now. He’s good friends with my brother and just finished his World Cup campaign with Greece.

“I’m big on trying to get the dynamic of the group right and the balance of the squad right, and Rob is a genuine character and really good human being. He’s going to be a great addition to the club.

“In terms of what to expect on the pitch, Rob is a genuine impact ball carrier who is stocky and powerful. That’s what I like in a player.

“He’s also very good at finding his front and playing the ball quickly, and I’m looking forward to working with Rob throughout the season.”

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