Broncos seal Vea deal

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23rd February 2014

London Broncos have confirmed the signing of back-row forward Atelea Vea from St George Illawarra.

Vea, 27, who played for Tonga in the 2009 Pacific Cup, began his NRL career with Cronulla in 2009 and also played for Melbourne before moving to the Dragons.

Broncos head coach Tony Rea said: "The squad is delighted to welcome the hard-working and skilful attributes that Atelea brings to games."

Rea, whose side went down 44-18 to Salford Red Devils in their opening home game on Saturday, is still re-building his squad following the move to Barnet.

The Londoners, who St George Illawarra announced had also signed Josh Drinkwater from them yesterday, have confirmed Leeds Rhinos youngsters Alex Foster, Thomas Minns and James Duckworth will remain with the club for the rest of the season after iniitally joining on loan.

All three are contracted to the Rhinos from 2015 onwards.