QLT heads to Keighley

James Gordon

Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e scored six times in nine appearances for Newcastle Thunder.

Keighley have signed full-back Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e from Newcastle Thunder on a two-year deal.

QLT, 35, made his name at Sheffield, scoring 183 tries in 218 appearances after joining the club in 2011, before moving on to Toronto Wolfpack.

Short spells followed at Halifax (twice) and Castleford, before he switched to Thunder, who have agreed to release him from the final year of his contract on Tyneside to join the Cougars.

Cougars Head Coach Rhys Lovegrove said: “I am of course delighted to be able to bring a player of this calibre into both the club and the squad.

“I’m really excited to have a player of Q’s standard coming into our system and adding us a different but dynamic attacking threat out of the back line.

“He will also add to our brand of rugby and the style I am looking to implement in the squad, he will also buy into the environment and culture that I’m building both on and off the field.

“Quentin arriving is also another addition of a senior player to the group that will hopefully help lead and bring through the young core we have at the club and take them to the next level, similar in a way I mentioned when we signed Scott Murrell.”