Te’o signs with Souths


Brisbane second rower Ben Te’o has joined South Sydney on a three year deal starting next season.

Former Wests Tigers player Te’o, 25, will help to fill the hole left by Dave Taylor who joins Gold Coast next season.

“I’ve met with Ben and he’s a highly motivated young man who wants to achieve great heights in Rugby League,” Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire said.

“He’s prepared to work hard to achieve his and the team’s goals, in terms of premiership success and playing representative football, and it’s this drive and work ethic that led us to approaching him about joining the Rabbitohs for the next three years and beyond.

“He will add experience and power to our pack in attack and defence and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to South Sydney next year.”

Te’o has 96 NRL appearances under his belt and despite being born in New Zealand and appearing for Samoa in the 2008 World Cup, he pledged his allegiance to Australia in 2010.