Queensland Origin prop Tim Glasby will quit the Melbourne Storm at the end of the season after signing a three year deal with the Newcastle Knights.
Knights officials confirmed Glasby’s signing on Thursday morning, 24 hours after the Newcastle Herald reported the 29-year-old prop had agreed to terms on a multi-year deal.
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Glasby was in Newcastle several weeks ago with his family for a look around the city with the Knights keen to add him to their ranks next season to bolster their frontrow stocks.
He is closing in on 100 NRL games for the Storm and featured in the final two Origin games for the Maroons in last year’s series.
Knights coach Nathan Brown is thrilled with the signing.
"He is with the leadership group in Melbourne now and will also provide valuable leadership here at the Knights," Brown said in a club statement.
"His form is consistent in the small parts of the game and he's very efficient in both his defensive and attacking areas.
"Probably the best compliment we can give him is that teammate Cameron Smith pushes him to not only be in the Melbourne team, but also pushes him to be in the Queensland team and you probably can't get any bigger endorsement than that from the Australian captain and one of our games greatest ever players.
"Tim being an Origin player and grand final winner is important for our squad, with his quality and experience set to add a lot to our forward pack."