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Rugby League

Kiwi signs for Wolves

19th June 2017, 11:43 by Nick Harris

Warrington Wolves have signed New Zealand international Peta Hiku as they look to stregthen their side.

Tony Smith's Wolves are suffering a miserable campaign and were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Wigan on Saturday by the odd point having missed two late opportunities, first to win the game and then to take it into Golden Point extra time.

The arrival of the Kiwi international, who can operate at either centre or at half back, will be a boost for the Wolves who need to get back to winning ways if they are to have any hope of making the top eight in the Betfred Super League. They currently sit in 10th spot four points behind Wigan with five rounds of the regular season to go.

Hiku was part of the New Zealand side that won the Four Nations in 2014 and has made nine appearances for the Kiwis so far.

Warrington’s head of coaching and rugby 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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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