Eels forward Pauli Pauli has been charged with grade one dangerous contact on Panthers five-eighth Jamie Soward.

The Newcastle Knights and young forward Pauli Pauli have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, following a release from the Parramatta Eels.

Pauli made his NRL debut in 2014 and has played 33 NRL games to date with Parramatta.

“This is great news for the club because Pauli certainly improves our squad,” coach Nathan Brown said.

“Pauli is a young forward and will continue to develop and improve his game at the Knights.

“He immediately adds good size to our forward pack and we look forward to welcoming him to the club.”

The 21-year-old will attend the Knights’ training session on Saturday morning before taking part in the Members Season Launch.

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