Sa to become a Viking

Widnes Vikings have confirmed the signing of Hull FC centre Setaimata Sa for the 2016 season.

Sa has made 13 Super League appearances this season, scoring three tries, and is currently in his second year at Hull FC.

He has previously played at Sydney Roosters and the Catalans Dragons, whilst briefly switching codes to play rugby union in 2012.

He returned to Rugby League in 2014 and has been an impressive presence for Hull since his return.

“Sa is a fantastic signing for us,” Widnes head coach Denis Betts told the club’s official website.

“He is someone that we have coveted throughout this season and that we have thought highly of over the past couple of years. He wants to play as a back-rower and that’s what we were looking for.

“He has got a great strike rate and is very tough physically.

“This addition is another piece of the jigsaw that will help us develop further as a really solid unit. I am really pleased that Sa has decided to join us.”

Meanwhile, Sa said: “I’ve seen a few Vikings games and they play a brand of footy that I enjoy playing,”

“I have still got plenty to learn and it will be great to keep learning from the coaching team at Widnes.”