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Leeds sign Lui from Salford in swap for Lolohea

Robert Lui has joined Leeds for an undisclosed fee with Tui Lolohea joining Salford as part of the deal.

Both players have signed on initial loan deals before the moves are made permanent at the end of the season.

It’s the second piece of business in as many hours for the Rhinos who swapped Matt Parcell for Shaun Lunt earlier today.

“It is great to be here,” Lui said. “I can’t wait to pull on the Leeds jersey and run out at Emerald Headingley.

“Having spoken with Richard Agar, I know what he wants from me for the team and I am looking forward to the challenge here at the Rhinos.”

The permanent deals signed by both Lui and Lolohea will keep them at their respective clubs until 2021.

Both are also available for selection this weekend, with Leeds hosting Catalans on Sunday while Salford travel to Wigan on Friday night.

“I’m really looking forward to playing with Salford,” said Lolohea. “They’re going really well this year and I’m excited for this new journey.

“I want to add my energy to the team and link up Jackson Hastings. He’s been having a great year, competing to be the Man of Steel, so I can’t wait to play alongside him.

“I had a good discussion with Ian Watson yesterday and he thinks I will really fit into their style of play.

“This is a new challenge for me and I really want to be competing in those play-offs with Salford.”

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