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Lolohea leaves NRL


Former Kiwi international Tuimoala Lolohea will head to the UK at the end of the year, after inking a three-year deal with Super League club the Leeds Rhinos.

Lolohea has been released from the final year of his playing contract with the Wests Tigers, having joined the club midway through the 2017 season.

“I am really excited, it is a long way from home but a different challenge for me and something I am looking forward to. I want to be part of the Rhinos team and I can hopefully bring my energy to the game over there,” Lolohea told therhinos.co.uk.

“It will be very different for me and a new way of life. I am still really young and this is a big journey for me and I want to make the most of my career and my time in England.

“I have had a couple of injuries this year that have held me back at bit but I am looking forward to finishing the season strongly with the Tigers and then making the most of the opportunity to come over to Super League.”

(Photo: weststigers.com.au).