The Raiders have announced the signing of Roosters forward Frank Paul Nu’uausala on a three year deal commencing for the 2015 season.

Nu’uausala will join his new team mates next week for pre-season training in Canberra, in a bid to push his way into the Raiders starting 17 for the first round of the season.

The former Roosters wrecking ball has also played 15 tests for his native New Zealand and can play prop, lock or back row, giving the Raiders forwards more healthy competition for places in the NRL team each week.

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart said the signing of Nu’uausala was fantastic for the club and they looked forward to him joining the team for training next weekend.

“Frank Paul is a wonderful player and we’re looking forward to him joining us and becoming part of the Raiders family,” Stuart said. 

Nu'uausala thanked the Roosters for their wonderful support in his career and said he can't wait to join Canberra. 

“I will always be grateful for the opportunity the Roosters gave me when I came over from New Zealand and for all the friendships and memories I have made at the Club, with the highlight definitely being the 2013 Premiership. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way.

“I’m excited to be joining the Raiders and am looking forward to meeting the coaching staff and all my new teammates, and  getting straight into training.”