St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Tariq Sims is excited by the new chapter in his playing career following his arrival on Thursday.

The local Gerringong Lions junior, who can play up front and in the second-row, has joined from the Newcastle Knights and could possibly make his club debut against the Melbourne Storm at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.

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Sims, 26, had previously agreed to a three-year contract which would have seen him join the Club next season prior to being granted a release from the Knights.

The former Junior Kangaroo has played 98 NRL games in addition to representing both the Fiji Bati and NSW Country Origin team (2012-16) on five occasions each.

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