The St George Illawarra Dragons announced on Friday that Tim Lafai has agreed to terms on a two-year contract that will see him join the Club until at least the end of 2017.
Lafai, 24, who can play in the centres, was recently granted a release by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs after five seasons with the club.
The Toa Samoa international has represented his country on five occasions and has played 72 NRL games to date.
“Tim is an exciting player whose services became unexpectedly available in recent days and we are delighted that he has chosen to join the Dragons,” said Dragons Executive Manager Football Ben Haran.
“He brings experience and strike to our backline and will fit well into our structures and Club”.
Lafai is pleased to have his immediate playing future determined and is looking forward to joining the Club.
“I look forward to joining the St George Illawarra Dragons for the next two seasons and am excited by the opportunity to continue my career under Paul McGregor and the other coaching staff,” said Lafai.
“The Club has a strong culture and are building strongly to compete for the Premiership and I feel that I can positively contribute towards this.
"I am excited to meet my new team mates and get stuck into pre-season training."
Lafai will officially begin training with the Dragons next week.