The Cronulla Sharks have confirmed that Bulldogs powerhouse Tony Williams will join the club, having signed a one-year deal for 2017.
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The Club confirmed the signature of the former NSW Origin and Australian player on its club website.
"An imposing physical presence, Williams has played three games for NSW in the Origin arena, along with five Tests Matches for the Kangaroos. Williams played in 19 NRL games in 2016 for the Bulldogs," read the statement.
"With only hooker Michael Ennis missing from the Sharks 2016 Grand Final forward pack, both Williams and Latimore add to the depth at the club."
Tony Williams playing for NSW Photo: Getty Images
Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen believes the 193cm, 120kg former wrecking ball can be a success.
"We all know how big and strong and powerful he can be and I think coming off the bench for us he can do that again," Gallen told AAP in October.
"The good thing is he won't have to come to our club and play big minutes and he won't have to do a lot of work. We have myself, Wade (Graham) and Luke Lewis who can do that.
"So he can come back and just play that powerful type of game.
"If he can get his head right and get some desire to really want to play well again there is no reason why he can't get back to where he was two years ago.
"It was only a couple of years ago he was playing for Australia and he was one of the most devastating players in the competition. He just needs to want it a bit more."
Panthers forward Jeremy Latimore Photo: Getty Images
Like Williams, Jeremy Latimore from the Panthers has also signed a one-year deal.
The Sharks have also shored up their hooking depth before the start of their premiership defence after the retirement of Michael Ennis with Titans utility Daniel Mortimer inking a deal with the club.