Warriors forward Ligi Sao has sealed a move to Hull in the Super League, and will join the Black and Whites from 2020 on a two-year deal.
“I’m pretty excited to be heading over to Super League and to Hull FC. I know the club have been going pretty well over the past few years so I’m really pleased to be joining a positive environment which that success has created," Sao told the club's website.
“As a Rugby League player in Australia, a lot of players who make the move to Super League do so at the back end of their career, but I saw this as a big opportunity for me while I’m in the prime of my career to show what I’m about.
“I’m aware of how impressive the club have been in recent years - the boys are going pretty well this season and obviously there was the two Challenge Cups a few years back, so for me it was a chance to push myself to the next level. You can’t turn down a big club and a big chance like this.
“My family are really excited to move to the UK too. We’ve loved our time in New Zealand but it’s an exciting time for them too to see the other side of the world.”
Sao will join fellow NRL recruits Mahe Fonua, Manu Ma'u and Tevita Satae at the club next season.
He’s been playing good footy of late. Hopefully we actually sign a few players to replace the players leaving plus we need some depth. Our backs sticks are good and so our are halves but he need a starting hooker (Api Koroisau), two props and two second rowers. Wouldn’t mind Alex Glenn if he don’t over pay, wouldn’t mind Martin Taupau also as long as it’s not a 4 year deal
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