Toronto Wolfpack have signed Gold Coast Under-20s prop Jerome Veve.
American-born Veve grew up in Queensland and played Under-12s and Under-15s representative football for the state.
Toronto Coach Paul Rowley is eager to get the best out of Veve.
“In Jerome we have recruited what we believe to be a rough diamond, and at 20 years of age, is a project that can reap massive rewards for himself, and the team if the outcome is what we predict,” he said.
“Our friends in Australia have once again provided us with a future crowd favorite and I’m looking forward to coaching Jerome as much as he is looking forward to ripping in and showing his teeth for the Pack while representing the American flag.
“We will continue to deliver a local flavor and our current trials across Canada and America is testimony to this.
“Myself, Brian Noble and Simon Finnigan are very proud and determined to find talent with Canadian/American blood in their veins.”