Leeds have completed the signing of Cronulla Sharks forward Ava Seumanufagai.
The 27-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year with the Super League strugglers.
Seumanafagai, who was also attracting interest from St George Illawarra, made 13 appearances for the Sharks last season after signing from Wests Tigers.
He started his career with Parramatta Eels before he was picked up by the Tigers, making 105 appearances over five years for the Western Sydney outfit.
“I am really excited to be joining the Rhinos,” Seumanufagai told the club’s website.
“I have been speaking to Kevin Sinfield for a while and I know a few blokes who have been over at Leeds and they have loved it at the club, so I am really looking forward to coming over.
“I like to play the game hard and aggressive, I like to get my job done and I enjoy the physical side of the game.
“The Rhinos current form certainly wasn’t something that concerned me in terms of my long-term decision to come to the club.
“That is the challenge and I am looking forward to doing my job. Once the paperwork is completed I will be heading over and I am keen to get started as soon as I arrive.”
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