Frank-Paul Nuuausala to join Wigan Warriors once visa secured
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 23/06/16 8:33pm
Wigan Warriors have confirmed the signing of New Zealand prop Frank-Paul Nuuausala on a three-and-a-half year deal.
The 29-year-old is expected to link up with the Warriors next month, with the Super League club having started the process of applying for a visa for the Canberra Raiders player.
Nuuausala has already won an NRL title and been part of a victorious World Club Challenge team, as well as winning 15 international caps and appearing in the 2013 World Cup final.
He 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."
Head coach Shaun Wane added: "Frank-Paul is exactly the kind of player we want at Wigan. He's a very tough player who really throws himself into the action and is used to winning.
"He's also very experienced having played in the World Cup Final, the Australian Grand Final and the World Club Challenge. We've not had much luck with injuries this year and this signing is exactly the kind of boost we need, at this time, as we look to mount a serious challenge for trophies.
"The Wigan fans are really going to enjoy watching Frank-Paul play for us."