David Fusitu’a excited after “big” move to Leeds

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David Fusitu'a

David Fusitu'a has joined Leeds on a two-year deal

New Leeds winger David Fusitu’a has said he is excited to link up with his new teammates and get started at the Rhinos.

The 27-year-old has made the move to the UK, after previously spending his entire professional career with New Zealand Warriors.

He has also represented New Zealand and Tonga on the international stage.

Fusitu’a recently arrived in the UK, after his visa was approved at the end of November.

In an interview with Leeds’ YouTube channel, Fusitu’a said of the move: “It’s good to finally be here, I can settle with my family.

“I am looking forward to getting back amongst the boys and getting to meet everyone properly. I can’t wait to get on the training pitch and get into my work.

“It was a big decision for myself and my family. We were there for a long time, and it was hard to leave some of the people I have grown up knowing.

“But we are so excited to be here and be part of this great club.”

Fusitu’a one of four new faces at Leeds

Fusitu’a is one of four new signings at the Rhinos in 2022. They have a new half-back pairing in the shape of Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin. They have arrived from Huddersfield and Warrington respectively.

The pair replace Rob Lui, who has gone back to Australia, and Luke Gale who has signed for Hull FC.

Also coming to the Rhinos is James Bentley. The Leeds-born forward signs from defending champions St Helens.

The Rhinos start their 2022 campaign with a home match against Warrington. It will be the first match to be broadcast as the new free-to-air deal with Channel 4.

They will be hoping to build on last year’s fourth placed finish. Leeds were also 80 minutes away from reaching Old Trafford for the first time since 2017. But they were beaten by St Helens.

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