Leeds Rhinos confirmed the signing of Tongan star winger David Fusitu’a two weeks ago.
The 27-year-old has scored 61 tries in 108 NRL games and Leeds head coach Richard Agar could not be happier with the signing, revealing that the club fended off interest from other clubs.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach Richard Agar commented, “We are really excited to have signed David and I think he will be a great addition to our team.
“Undoubtedly, he is a world class talent, you only need to look at his highlights reel and see the spectacular tries he can score to know he will soon become a crowd favourite at the Rhinos.
“In the modern era, it is rare that a player of his ability becomes available for a Super League club and it is a great boost for us to have beaten off competition from a number of clubs to have secured his signature.
“He is still only 27 and, whilst we understand the reasons why he has not played as much football as he would have liked last season, having spoken to him, he is keen to return to his best in a Rhinos shirt.
“He is a player who loves to play with a smile on his face and I know he and his young family are looking forward to being part of the Rhinos family,” added Agar.
Fusitu’a became Leeds’ fourth new signing, following Aidan Sezer, Blake Austin and James Bentley through the doors at Headingley.