WARRINGTON Wolves have signed Samoa international forward Lama Tasi for next season from Salford Red Devils.
Tasi, 28, has signed on a one-year deal until November 2019 and is looking forward to being re-united with former team mate Ben Murdoch Masila and Head Coach Steve Price who coached him in 2013 with Samoa.
The Samoan international began his professional career in the NRL making his debut off the bench for the Sydney Roosters in 2011 before making a mid-season move to Brisbane Broncos in 2013.
Ahead of 2014 Tasi made the switch to the UK and Super League, signing for Salford. He then made the move to St Helens for the 2016 season returning to the Red Devils in 2017.
Warrington head coach Steve Price said: “I worked with Lama with the Samoa national team a number of years ago and I like what he brings. He brings a fair amount of intent to his play and he’s aggressive which I like all my forwards to be. He’s got a bit of footy in him also. It’s a great acquisition for us.”
Tasi added: “The club speaks for itself with everyone in the squad and the signings they are making. I’m good mates with Bennie (Murdoch-Masila) too and it will be good to play with him again. This is a massive opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to pre-season and hopefully making a difference next year.
“I was fortunate to have Pricey coach me in 2013 with Samoa, that’s how we first met, and he’s done well with the Wire, he’s turned things around this year. I’m excited about this opportunity and to hopefully look at winning some silverware.
“I work hard at my role in the team and will give 100%.
“I will enjoy the offseason with my family now and then look forward to meeting the team.”