Keighley Cougars have confirmed the signing 30-year-old outside back Junior Nuu, on a deal for the rest of the 2024 season.

Nuu is an important addition to the squad, as the Cougars are getting ready for the rest of the 2024 League 1 campaign.

He has been at the club on a trial period as he gets used to playing rugby league after spending most of his career in union.

Nuu has not long switched codes after having played for Leeds Tykes in rugby union for the past few years.

He was born in Auckland to Samoan parents and in his younger days, featured for Melbourne Rebels U20’s and Samoa U20’s at the Rugby Union World Cup.

Despite having to adapt to rugby’s other code, Nuu will be hoping to hit the ground running at the Cougars.

Nuu, who is nicknamed ‘Junzez’, moved to Spain for three years earlier in his career, playing for El Salvador in Madrid.

He then moved to France to play for Tarbes from the 2018/19 season, though his time there was affected by the Covid pandemic.

Jake Webster, director of rugby at Keighley Cougars, spoke about the trial period Nuu has had, saying: “He has showed a lot of promise and has really stepped up the last few weeks.

“He has also really bought into what we are as a club and the culture of the club.”

Nuu will be hoping to make his debut this Sunday, as Keighley take on fellow unbeaten side North Wales Crusaders at Cougar Park.