Leeds complete pursuit of prop Seumanufagai

Leeds Rhinos have finally completed the signing Cronulla Sharks prop Ava Seumanufagai on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

The 27-year-old Kiwi has long been linked with a move to the struggling Rhinos, but has eventually put pen to paper.

A 118-game veteran, Seumanufagai has spent his time in the NRL with Wests Tigers and the Sharks.

Seumanufagai said: “I’m really excited I have been speaking to Kevin for a while and I know a few blokes who have been at Leeds and they have loved it.

“I know the Rhinos have had a tough start to the new season,” he said. “But I have been in teams that have had tough starts before and I know how rewarding it is when you turn your season around and achieve something as a group.

“I like to play the game hard and aggressive, I like to get my job done and I enjoy the physical side of the game.

“I am looking forward to doing my job. Once the paperwork is completed I will be heading over and I am keen to get started.”