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Tongan prop joins Hull

8th August 2019, 02:20 by Michael Holland

Tongan prop Tevita Satae has joined Hull FC from NRL side New Zealand Warriors with immediate effect.

Coach Lee Radford has been keeping an eye on the 26-year-old for some time and is delighted to have got the player on board as Hull make a push for the Grand Final.

Satae has penned a deal to keep him at the club until the end of 2021 and Radford is in no doubt he will be a valuable acquisition.

"I watch a lot of New South Wales Cup matches and he was a player who caught my eye when he was featuring heavily for the New Zealand Warriors side," Radford said. "I was really impressed with his performances and after we did a little bit of background research on him, he seemed to fit the bill as to what we've been looking for.

"He's your typical Polynesian front-rower. He has a real petrol engine and his metres are phenomenal, he carries the football with real strength. We're hoping he can bring that to us on a weekly basis.

"He will add some size and aggression to our pack and it is a timely boost to get him over for the rest of the season as we push for a play-off spot."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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