He said: “It was a big change for me, was at the Warriors for 10 years. To move here and to play in a semi new position is a big challenge, but I like to challenge myself.
All the boys have been a great bunch on and off the field. Both Royce Simmons and now Mike Rush have had a lot of faith in me and given me the opportunity that I came here for.”
The Kiwi also said how his family have always supported him through thick and thin and have been good coach’s off the field.
He said: “My Mum and Dad have always been there for me since I could run, it has been hard for both of them. The two of them have been good coach’s off the field and I definitely thank them for the sacrifices they have made.”
This season Hohaia has featured 18 times for Saints and scored four tries.