St George Illawarra Dragons sign Korbin Sims

Drew Darbyshire

St George Illawarra Dragons have signed front-rower Korbin Sims from Brisbane Broncos on a three-year deal from 2019.

Sims will link up with brother Tariq in the Red V, after signing with the Dragons until at least the end of the 2021 season.

The Fiji international has played 112 NRL games to date and Dragons’ director of rugby league pathways and list management Ian Millward is made up to have Sims at the club next year.

He said: “Korbin has some really good years in front of him.

“We believe he is coming into his prime, and he brings us some stability and experience as well as being a really good replacement for Leeson [Ah Mau] moving forward.

“The club spoke to [Brisbane Broncos coach] Wayne Bennett about Korbin, and he gave him a big rap as a person and coachable-wise, and where he sees him developing moving forward. We’re really pleased to get him on board.

“We know how close Korbin was to playing for Queensland, and he’s seen the advancement of [brother] Tariq to play Origin this season as well as Jack de Belin, Paul Vaughan and Tyson Frizell, so we know he’s keen to follow in their footsteps.”