Redcliffe flyer Pearson heads to the Dragons
Redcliffe Dolphins and Brisbane Broncos back Jonus Pearson has signed on to join the St George Illawarra Dragons.
The Dragons have secured his services for the next two seasons; tying him to the club until at least the end of 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Pearson made his NRL debut late in 2016 and has played 11 first grade games to date.
The Yeppon Seagulls junior made his Intrust Super Cup debut for the CQ Capras in 2015; before joining with the Brisbane Broncos and spending the next three seasons at Redcliffe.
Before his season was cut prematurely with injury in Round 22 – he had scored 14 tries in his 18 appearances for the Phins this year.
He was also selected in the XXXX Queensland Residents side as a reward for his strong early-season form.
Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward spoke about what he hoped the Thursday Island born talent could bring to their club.
"Jonus is another exciting prospect for the Dragons. At 23 years of age, we think he'll come into his prime at the Dragons," Millward said.
"When we look at outside backs, two factors we focus on in with our criteria is speed and their ability to jump for the ball, and Jonus certainly ticks all those boxes."
Pearson will join fellow signings Mikaele Ravalawa, Jason Saab and Broncos prop Korbin Sims as the new faces at the Dragons in 2019.
They follow the likes of Cameron McInnes, Matt Dufty, Zac Lomax, Jeremy Latimore Luciano Leilua, Jordan Pereira, Joe Lovodua and former Phin Josh Kerr who all extended their stay with the Dragons this season.