Wolves sign Akauola on two-year deal

Warrington have completed the signing of Penrith Panthers forward Sitaleki Akauola on a two-year deal from 2018.

Akauola is highly rated Down Under and was part of the Panthers team that impressed many by making the NRL finals last season.

The 25-year-old Tongan international has only featured seven times this campaign and will move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium in search of regular playing time.

On signing for the Wolves, Akauola said: “For me personally it’s a really good opportunity to give me that extra drive. I’ve heard a lot about the Super League so I am excited and looking forward to the new challenges. I know there’s a lot of quality players at the Warrington club so hopefully I can add something to that. I like the crash and bash in the middle.

“I’ve spoken to Peta (Hiku) about the move, he’s said nothing but good things. He loves it over there and since he moved the players have all made him feel very welcome which is good to hear. I’m looking forward to being part of Warrington Wolves.”