NEW SIGNING: Bronco centre Tautau Moga takes the ball up strongly against his club from next year, the  Newcastle Knights, last weekend.
NEW SIGNING: Bronco centre Tautau Moga takes the ball up strongly against his club from next year, the Newcastle Knights, last weekend. DARREN PATEMAN

Knights boost their stocks with Brisbane centre

WOODEN-spoon favourites the Newcastle Knights have continued their rebuilding by signing Brisbane Bronco centre Tautau Moga on a three-year contract from next year.

The 23-year-old Moga has played 49 NRL matches after his 2012 debut with the Sydney Roosters. He also had stints with North Queensland and Brisbane.

Moga joins a steadily growing list of players to link with the Knights for next year, including teen sensation Kalyn Ponga from North Queensland and veteran Sydney Roosters back-rower Aidan Guerra.

Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall also joined the club mid-season.

Moga had failed to establish himself, mostly due to injury, before he joined Brisbane. But this year he hasn't missed a game.

He has 15 tries and will likely form a solid centre-pairing with Kenny-Dowall.

"Tautau is an athletic and exciting outside back and he will be a great addition to our squad," CEO Matt Gidley said.

"We continue to build our squad for next season and beyond and plan to have further announcements over the coming weeks."

News Corp Australia

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