The St George Illawarra Dragons on Wednesday announced that forwards Mark Ioane and Luke Page have both agreed to terms on respective contracts for the balance of the 2015 season and will join the Club immediately.
Mark Ioane, 24, is a prop-forward who had played 23 NRL games to date and arrives at the Dragons after being granted a release from the Gold Coast Titans.
The Otahuhu Leopards junior was previously a graduate of the successful New Zealand Warriors National Youth Competition team which won the 2010 Premiership in the same year he was selected to the Junior Kiwis squad.
Luke Page, 24, is also a prop-forward who arrives at the Dragons after being granted a release from the Canberra Raiders.
The former Queensland Residents representative (2014) is a former graduate of the Gold Coast Titans National Youth Competition team who joined the Raiders midway through last season.
“Both Ioane and Luke have respectively been recruited to add important depth to the current playing roster and provide cover where needed within the forward-pack,” said Dragons Director of Recruitment & Retention Peter Mulholland.
“Both players demonstrate a willingness to play their role in the squad and we look forward to providing them with an opportunity to continue their own development.”