Leeds have signed big prop Nathaniel Peteru from Gold Coast Titans on a three-year deal.
Peteru, 25, has made 15 appearances in the NRL this season and is hoping to gain selection for Samoa in the upcoming World Cup.
He said: “I am really looking forward to joining the Rhinos. I see it as a fresh challenge for me and I am excited about the opportunity to come on board with the team.
“Having watched Leeds, I know they have a winning culture and that is something I want to be part of but most of all I am coming for the challenge.
“I want to come to England and take my game to the next level. I believe I can do that with Leeds with a successful team and a successful coach.
“I have known Kylie Leuluai for a number of years. I watched him when I was growing up in New Zealand and followed his career when he was at Leeds.
“Talking to him put my mind at ease when I was looking to come over for a new challenge.”
Peteru stands at 6’5” and weighs in at nearly 18 stone.