Haumono a Bronco

London Broncos have signed Manly's former international forward Soloman Haumono on a two year deal.

Haumono will pack down with the Bronocs other recent forward signings Mark Tookey and Lee Hopkins at Griffin Park.

The barnstorming backrower represented Tonga in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup, he played one Super League Test for Australia and three Tri-Series games for NSW in 1997. He also went on to represent with the City Origin team in 2003.

During a break in his Rugby League career in 2000, Haumono followed his former St George team-mate Anthony Mundine into the professional boxing ranks and registered eight wins from as many fights.

He was New South Wales heavyweight champion for a brief time and even rejected an offer to join the stable of famed American fight promoter Don King before returning to rugby league.

Haumono's father Maile was a former Australian Heavyweight Champion, who was a sparring partner of Smokin' Joe Frazier in 1975.

Since returning to Rugby League, Haumono has enjoyed great succcess. Last season he played 17 games with the Sea Eagles taking his NRL all-time tally to 111.

Broncos Coach Tony Rea commented: ?Solomon is a very talented player and a responsible person. He?ll fit in well around here.

"On a performance front we have some good plans in place and these will also be made public in the next week or so. We?re all excited by what?s ahead.?

The club are set to announce further signings in the next few days.

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