The fearsome Aucklander earned the reputation ‘The Bondi Bruiser’ during his two year spell at Sydney Roosters and will arrive in Super League known for his huge hits and strong running style along with his ability to wreak havoc in defensive lines.
The 6ft 3, 16 stone 23-year-old can operate in the front or back row and will add further steel to the new-look Salford side when they take to the field under their new ‘Red Devils’ brand.
Tasi was named in Queensland’s Emerging Squad in 2012 and has represented Samoa on one occasion earlier this year.
Lama Tasi will join up with the raft of new stars joining up with the Red Devils in 2014 as owner Dr Marwan Koukash reshapes the Club, bringing in star names such as Rangi Chase, Adrian Morley, Gareth Hock and Tim Smith among others.
He will also join other NRL stars Junior Sa’u and Jake Mullaney making the trip to the North West of England.
Head Coach Brian Noble said: “I bumped into Lama when he was at the Roosters and not only is he an impressive man, he is an impressive presence and he can play too.
“At 23 we have got an emerging talent from Australia and he will do really well for us. I’m excited.”
Red Devils fans are already flocking to be part of the new Red Devilution and are snapping up Season Tickets in record numbers excited by the changes being put in place, as the strongest squad in decades is assembled in the city.
Dr Koukash today took to Twitter to urge fans to continue to build the huge momentum around the Red Devils by encouraging the Clubs ‘Red Army’ of supporters to come out in force and take their place alongside him in Barton at the start of the new campaign.