Australian Hooker Dean Parata has joined the Broncos on a 2 year deal fresh from his appearance in the Million Pound Game for Featherstone Rovers last weekend.

Sydney born Parata is known for his explosive play around the ruck and will be contesting the Hooker spot with recent signing Declan O’Donnell to add depth in the role for Head Coach Jermaine Coleman.

The former West Tigers Junior has had spells in the British game with Barrow, Toulouse and more recently Featherstone as well as representing Italy at International level.

Speaking to Broncos Media this weekend Parata told us it was not a difficult choice to make when he looked at his options for his Rugby League future with the Broncos being the clear favourite for him.

He said “I’ve been a fan of what the Broncos have been doing for a while now and jumped at the chance to join the Club. I think I can help out a few of the younger boys and I have no doubt we will compete, and compete well, next season.”

“I’d like to bring a bit of experience to the squad both on and off the field, especially with the young halves who I can help to learn to manage a game.”

The move to London for Parata has actually been 9 years in the making with the player reluctantly turning down the chance to play for the Broncos in 2013 after the World Cup.

He said “I was close to signing for the Club in 2013 but there were circumstances which meant I had to put it on the back burner.”

“It’s crazy how 9 years later this thing has come full circle and I cannot wait to get to the training ground and crack on.”

Coach Jermaine Coleman knew the importance of signing quality in key areas and he was happy to get the signing of Parata completed well before Pre-Season begins next month.

He said “Dean is a great player and has a lot of experience to bring. He has been involved at some great Clubs and of course made it to the Million Pound Game this year so will bring that big game mentality to the group.”

“He has good energy around the ruck and plays the game at high tempo so will suit how I want us to play. It will be great to have him with us this year.”

*Dean is available for Corporate, Personal and Training Kit Sponsorship starting at only £150 for the year. This can be secured by contacting [email protected] and organising with one of our commercial team*