Widnes have identified Sione Kite, a 23-year-old Tongan prop sometimes known more prosaically as John, as the man to complete their pack for their return to the Super League next season.
Kite has been released by Melbourne Storm after making only three senior appearances in two injury-affected seasons, but Widnes hope he will still be able to secure a work permit.
The Vikings will step up their preparations on Boxing Day with a Cheshire derby at Warrington in which several of their other new signings are expected to play.
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Note: Zero Tackle was under the impression that Sione Kite had signed with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for 2012.