Dubbo junior Kaide Ellis is on the move for the 2022 season after it was announced last week he had signed with Super League club Wigan Warriors.
Ellis has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third year meaning he will leave the St George Illawarra Dragons at the end of the 2021 season.
Ellis has made 22 NRL appearances so far for both the Dragons and the Penrith Panthers.
Speaking the the club's website, Ellis was upbeat about moving to England next season to join the Super League heavyweights.
"I'm excited to be joining a successful club like Wigan with such proud history," he said.
"I can't wait to get over there put the work in, show what I can do and help deliver another trophy to the Club."
Ellis has been in and out of the Dragons side all season long having only just six appearances to his name in the 2021 season.
Wigan Executive Director Kris Radlinski also to the clubs website he is excited about Ellis' signing along with securing Patrick Mago and Abbas Miski.
"Kaide and Patrick will boost our young pack of forwards," he said.
"At ages 24 and 26 respectively, both are big mobile athletes who are the perfect build for modern day Rugby League.
"Having spoken to many people in Australia and having met the guys virtually, I was immediately drawn by their desire to come and make an impact in Super League."
Ellis will see out the remainder of the season with the Dragons who are in the hunt for a top eight spot with just handful of rounds remaining before the finals series begins in September.
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