The Gold Coast Titans have welcomed a new player to the squad, with the signing of international Herman Ese’ese.
He’ll be joining the side next season, calling the Gold Coast home for at least the next two years.
He’s currently playing lock for the Newcastle Knights, but is also comfortable playing prop, which the Titans say will add some much needed versatility to the pack.
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The 25-year-old has played 81 NRL games since his debut and adds depth and experience to the Titans squad having also played one test for New Zealand and six tests for Samoa.
Ese’ese says he’s excited to call the Gold Coast home.
“With the experience I have under my belt now, I think I’m playing the best football of my career and I’m looking forward to adding that to the Titans pack.
“I truly believe that Justin (Holbrook) and the coaching staff are assembling a squad that can challenge for finals and I want to be a part of that.
“I’ve got some good mates in the team already and I’ve played at the Rugby League World Cup with Sam (Lisone) and Young (Tonumaipea), so there will be some established combinations there.
“I’ve got some footy to go this year at the Knights which I’m focused on, but I can’t wait to play my first game next year in front of Titans Members and fans at Cbus Super Stadium,” Ese’ese said.
While Titans’ Coach Justin Holbrook says Ese’ese will be a great addition to the team.
“Herman is not just a great footballer but he has the character that we’re looking for at the Titans.
“He is big, skilled, has a great understanding of the game and is always looking to improve.
“Wherever Herman has played, his coaches and team-mates always talk highly of him and I’m excited about what he can bring to our squad.
“I think he is a player that Titans Members and fans are really going to enjoy seeing play in a Gold Coast jersey,” Holbrook said.