Dragons sign English prop Mike Cooper
16:57 AEST Tue Apr 30 2013

St George Illawarra have confirmed the signing of English prop Mike Cooper on a two-year deal starting next NRL season.

Cooper will continue the English invasion of the NRL, his signing coming hot on the heels of Parramatta recruiting UK-based duo Gareth Hock and Lee Mossop.

The Dragons agreed to a release fee with Super League club Warrington Wolves to sign the 24-year-old, who had been under contract to the Wolves through to the end of the 2014 season.

"It's something I've always wanted to do since the age of 16," Cooper said in a statement released by the Dragons.

"Being a Warrington lad I'm very proud to have been a part of what the club has achieved over the last couple seasons with the recent success in the Challenge Cup and in reaching the grand final.

"The next step for me is to test myself in Australia and gain some experience.

"I'm fully aware it's going to be big learning curve for me; I'll be back at square one again really but it's something that really excites me."

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