In a bid to boost their front-row stocks, the St George Illawarra Dragons have signed Jeremy Latimore for the 2018 season.
Latimore rejoins the club having played with the RedV during the 2012 season.
With 139 NRL games to his date at the Dragons, the Parramatta Eels, the New Zealand Warriors, the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks, Latimore has the experience and know-how to play regular first-grade football.
In the end, the club was after a forward with that experience to cover their likely Origin forwards with additional wisdom to aid the younger players.
“When we came to the decision with Jeremy, it was more so to see what he could bring to the club off the field just as much as what he could bring on it. Jeremy is very keen to be involved in that process,” said Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward.
“We were looking for a player who had played over 100 first grade games and who could come into our squad and add some experience and character.
“We also have to anticipate that we may have Paul Vaughan and definitely Tyson Frizell and Jack de Belin out over the Origin series next season so we wanted to make sure we weren’t throwing all of our young boys in over that period.”