Wakefield Trinity have confirmed the signing of Jorge Taufua on a deal until the end of 2023.
He has made 164 games in the NRL for Manly Sea Eagles, scoring 88 tries. His NRL club confirmed his departure earlier today. Taufua has also represented Samoa and Tonga at international level.
He becomes Wakefield’s second signing of the day following the capture of Josh Bowden.
“I just can’t wait to get going,” said Taufua.
“I’m thankful to Wakefield Trinity for the opportunity to come over and experience life in the Super League.
“I am eager to meet everyone in the squad and club and get to work with them. Another thing that I’m looking forward to is getting to know the community and culture when I arrive.
“All in all, I’m really excited at the opportunity and excited to start.”
Wakefield boss on Jorge Taufua signing
“Anybody who knows rugby league knows the quality that Jorge has and what he has brought to Manly and the NRL for a long period of time,” said head coach Willie Poching.
“To be able to get someone of his experience and calibre is really exciting for our club and really exciting for Super League.
“Jorge is coming across fit and hungry and we look forward to getting him out on the field.
“He’s well renowned for his physicality but he’s also a smart and humble man. And as much as it was about the quality of the football player, it’s also about the quality of person that I’ve been able to talk to and get to know over the last couple of weeks.
“We’re really excited to get him in and Jorge is excited and hungry too.”