By Elijah Lavett – EMTV, Port Moresby
NRL Club the Wests Tigers have signed PNG rugby league international, Rod Griffin, on a one-year contract.
Griffin will join the Tigers from the Ipswich Jets, after featuring in the Jets’ recent National Club Championship side that took out the title defeating Newcastle in the final.
Yet to make his first grade debut, the 28-year-old has represented Papua New Guinea on six occasions in his career including three games at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.
He can play either front row or second row, and recently won Ipswich’s Best and Fairest Award following a memorable season.
Griffin finally gets a shot in the NRL after playing with Wynnum Manly, Northern Pride, Tweed Heads and Ipswich in the Intrust Super Cup.
West Tigers Head Coach, Jason Taylor, said that the inclusion of Griffin was an important move to help merge the club’s depth next season.
Griffin joins a whole host of his fellow Ipswich teammates who have won contracts with NRL sides following their success on the field in 2015.