St George Illawarra have signed North Queensland Cowboys powerhouse Francis Molo on a three-year deal.
Molo will join the Dragons ahead of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
The Cook Islands international will play his 59th first grade game this weekend, coincidentally against the Dragons, having not missed an NRL game for North Queensland since late-2018.
St George Illawarra general manager of football Ben Haran believes Molo's best is yet to come at the Red V.
"Francis is a proven player who displays the exact characteristics you want from a front-rower week-in, week-out," Haran said.
"Francis is coming to the prime of his career considering his age and experience in the NRL. Throughout his time at the Cowboys he has proven his durability in handling the responsibility and role as a first grade footballer.
"There is absolutely no doubt that Francis will add value to our squad and complement our roster for the 2022 season and beyond."
Molo is the Dragons' first recruit for the 2022 season and follows the recent long-term re-signing of utility back Cody Ramsey.
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