Wakefield Trinity believe Pauli Pauli will bring the “X-Factor” to their play in 2018 after completing the exciting NRL forward’s signing.
The Australian prop/second-row has signed a one-year deal at Belle Vue with the option of another year. Pauli, 23, is highly-rated having played for Australian Schoolboys and New South Wales Under 20s, but is keen to make his mark in Super League after a difficult campaign at Newcastle Knights.
I have had nothing but good reports from people in Australia about Pauli both on and off the field.Wakefield Trinity head coach, Chris Chester
He was left with a dislocated hip after being involved in a major car accident in Sydney in January. Having worked his way back to fitness after missing the first two months of the season, Pauli’s talent was highlighted when a surprise selection for City Origin.
However, the ex-Parramatta Eels player then cruelly broke his leg in July and did not feature for Newcastle again.
Trinity coach Chris Chester admitted: “Pauli is a great addition to what already is a strong looking pack.
“He’ll bring some real quality to our go-forward and an X-Factor to our attacking play.
“He is a big, strong, powerful athlete with a good offloading game.
“I have had nothing but good reports from people in Australia about Pauli both on and off the field.
“I am really looking forward to working with him over the next few years.
“I am pretty sure that he will quickly become a fans favourite.”