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Warrington sign Kiwis international Hiku

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/06/2017 By Andy Hampson
Peta Hiku © Getty Images Peta Hiku

Warrington have announced the signing of New Zealand international Peta Hiku from Australian side Penrith Panthers.

The versatile 24-year-old back has agreed a deal until the end of the 2019 season and will join the club with immediate effect, subject to receiving a visa.

Hiku's arrival will give the Wolves a lift for the remainder of what has been a difficult season.

Widely regarded title favourites before the season began, the Wolves are currently languishing in 10th place in the Betfred Super League.

Wolves coach Tony Smith said: "Having spoken to Peta he's excited about coming over and continuing his successful career here in Super League, giving us the boost in the positions we need.

"He's a high-quality player with plenty of experience, having represented his country, so to come up with a quality signing like Peta is very exciting.

"He will add a lot to the group. I'm really looking forward to working with him."

Hiku, who has nine New Zealand caps, has played in a variety of positions in the back division since beginning his career with Manly Sea Eagles in 2013.

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