Ray Nasso: London Broncos sign Italy international hooker

Ray Nasso
Nasso is well known to Broncos boss Joey Grima, having worked together at Manly and Parramatta in the NRL

London Broncos have signed Italy international hooker Ray Nasso on a two-year deal from 2015.

The Australia-born 27-year-old has spent two seasons at Sporting Olympique Avignon in France and was previously with Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

He also spent time with Manly and Parramatta in the NRL, where he was coached by Broncos boss Joey Grima.

"I spoke with Joey about his goals and plans for next season and the future. It's all very exciting," said Nasso.

"Having been coached by Joey when I was younger and speaking to him about what he wants to do with the club, I thought it would be a good fit for me."

Nasso, who qualifies to play for Italy through his Italian parentage, made three appearances at last year's Rugby League World Cup.

Grima said: "I've coached Ray for five years in the Parramatta district as an up-and-coming first-grader.

"Having had a relationship with him, he knows the style of play that I like to play. He'll be very important and an integral part of the formation I want to run next year."