Latimore set for St George Illawarra Dragons NRL return

Red V return: Forward Jeremy Latimore has signed a one-year deal.
Red V return: Forward Jeremy Latimore has signed a one-year deal.

Veteran forward Jeremy Latimore will provide valuable cover during next year’s State of Origin period, Dragons recruitment manager Ian Millward declared in announcing a one-year deal. 

Latimore was with the club in 2012 and has played a total of 139 NRL games for Parramatta, New Zealand, Penrith and Cronulla, since making his debut in 2009. 

"When we came to the decision with Jeremy, it was more so to see what he could bring to the club off the field just as much as what he could bring on it," Millward said.

“Jeremy is very keen to be involved in that process.

"We were looking for a player who had played over 100 first grade games and who could come into our squad and add some experience and character.

"We also have to anticipate that we may have Paul Vaughan and definitely Tyson Frizell and Jack de Belin out over the Origin series next season, so we wanted to make sure we weren't throwing all of our young boys in over that period."