Wigan Warriors have confirmed the signing of Canberra forward Frank-Paul Nu’ususala on a deal until the end of 2019 with immediate effect.
The club say that they have started the process of applying for a visa and anticipate his arrival in the UK in a few weeks’ time.
“As an ambitious club, Wigan is always interested in International players of the highest calibre and Frank-Paul Nuuausala certainly fits into that category,” Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan said. “Having played in the NRL for many years and consistently for New Zealand, he is an excellent addition to an already-strong Wigan pack as we look to build on our strong position in the Super League table and to progress in the Challenge Cup”.
Nuuausala said: “I’ve achieved everything that I can in my career in the NRL and, whilst still in my prime as a prop-forward, want to experience the challenge of Super League. It would be great to win the Grand Final over there as well and the Challenge Cup at Wembley and joining a strong and successful club like Wigan gives me that best opportunity. I’m looking forward to pulling on the famous cherry-and-white jersey for the first time and playing in the uniquely passionate environment of Rugby League in England.”