Needing more props in their rotation, the St George Illawarra Dragons have signed Daniel Alvaro on a two-year deal.
Alvaro, who has so far spent his career at the Parramatta Eels and the New Zealand Warriors, was given a release to pursue the Dragons opportunity.
In a brief statement, the Eels confirmed Alvaro’s release and wished him the best moving forward at the Dragons, his new club.
“We would like to thank Daniel for his contribution in making the Eels a better club.
We wish him, his wife Hannah, and their new daughter Lily, all the best in the future.”
To date, Alvaro has played in 95 NRL games and has also represented Italy at the international level.
No stranger to new Dragons coach Anthony Griffin, the club believes that Alvaro can be a good fit for them moving forward.
“Daniel has shown his competitiveness and capabilities as a first grade player over the past six years and we’re excited to see how he complements our squad,” General Manager of Football Ben Haran said.
“Head coach Anthony Griffin oversaw Daniel’s development in the Under-20s during their time at the Brisbane Broncos together.”
That previous link with Griffin is one they hope the duo can build upon.
“Their long-standing relationship can only be a positive and will certainly help Daniel settle into his new surroundings over the remainder of our pre-season,” Haran continued.