Newcastle Thunder have signed former Canterbury Bulldogs prop Vincent Rennie for the 2016 season.
The Cook Islands international joins compatriot Aaron Teroi and ex-Hull FC hooker Craig Cook at Thunder under ex-Canberra under-20s coach Mick Mantelli.
Rennie played NSW Cup at the Bulldogs but found first grade chances limited by the strength of front rowers James Graham, Sam Kasiano and Aiden Tolman.
"He comes with a lot of good references," Mantelli said.
"He was behind a fantastic front row at Bulldogs and felt he needed a new challenge to progress and we were able to offer him that opportunity."
He previously played for Melbourne Storm under-20s.