Hull have signed Tongan prop Tevita Satae with immediate effect on a deal until the end of 2021.
Satae, 26, arrives from New Zealand Warriors and will be available for Hull’s push for the Grand Final, subject to international clearance.
Coach Lee Radford said: “I watch a lot of New South Wales Cup matches and he was a player who caught my eye when he was featuring heavily for the New Zealand Warriors side.
“I was really impressed with his performances and after we did a little bit of background research on him, he seemed to fit the bill as to what we’ve been looking for.
“He’s your typical Polynesian front-rower. He has a real petrol engine and his metres are phenomenal, he carries the football with real strength. We’re hoping he can bring that to us on a weekly basis.
“He will add some size and aggression to our pack and it is a timely boost to get him over for the rest of the season as we push for a play-off spot.”
Satae has made 15 appearances in the NRL but has largely played for the Warriors’ reserve side.
He said: “This is a real chance to challenge myself. I don’t feel I have been given that opportunity yet so I’m determined to push on to the next level with Hull FC.
“I’m here to put my best foot forward and give everything for this great club.”