Veteran Tuqiri signed to fill Rabbitohs’ hole

RUGBY LEAGUE: South Sydney has pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing dual international winger Lote Tuqiri for the 2014 season.

The 34-year-old, who has played nine Tests for the Kangaroos and three for Fiji, spent the past four years with Wests Tigers, managing just 52 games because of complications from a broken arm he sustained midway through the 2012 season.

Tuqiri (pictured) previously played 99 games for the Broncos before switching to union where he spent seven seasons with the NSW Waratahs and earned 67 caps for the Wallabies.

The Rabbitohs lost a host of backs last year, including Justin Hunt, Andrew Everingham, Matt King and Dylan Farrell, with coach Michael Maguire saying Tuqiri would bring some much-needed experience.

"Lote has played the game at the highest level for many years and the experience he will bring to our young backline will be invaluable," Maguire said.


Parents not falling for anti-vax conspiracy theories

Premium Content Parents not falling for anti-vax conspiracy theories

Girl got permanent brain damage after parents refused vaccination

Bowler’s ‘breakout’ bowling performance on 17th birthday

Premium Content Bowler’s ‘breakout’ bowling performance on 17th birthday

Jack Dwyer’s gift to himself was a matchwinning innings against the previously...

How a young man’s cancer death saved lives

Premium Content How a young man’s cancer death saved lives

Cory Geisler was a happy 27 year old when he found a suspicious mark on his body