Sami Sauiluma celebrates after scoring a try for the Sharks at the Auckland Nines last year.

Sauiluma headed to Hull KR

Former Raider and Shark Sami Sauiluma is set to ditch the Gold Coast sun for the cold of northern England after deciding to put his NRL career on hold in order to play for Super League club Hull KR.

Signed to the Burleigh Bears in the Intrust Super Cup, Sauiluma had been on a 'train and trial' contract with the Titans but with an opportunity to secure his immediate future in England is now in the process of making the move, Burleigh officials confirming that they are working through the necessary paperwork required to release him.

The 24-year-old made his NRL debut in 2013 with the Raiders and played 15 games for Canberra across the next two seasons and was named at centre in the 2014 NSW Cup Team of the Year.

He joined Cronulla the following season and came off the bench for the Sharks in three games during the middle of the year, including a heart-stopping 23-22 win over the Titans.

He was named in the NSW Cup Team of the Year for the second year in succession and topped the try-scoring tally for the Newtown Jets, Cronulla's feeder team in the NSW Cup.

Hull KR has become something of an Aussie enclave in recent years with Terry Campese, Albert Kelly, Mitch Allgood, Ken Sio, Maurice Blair, Josh Mantellato and Dane Tilse all currently contracted to the club.