Leeds have signed former Samoa international Sam Lisone from NRL side Gold Coast Titans on a two-year deal from 2023.
The 28-year-old prop has made almost 150 NRL appearances for New Zealand Warriors and the Titans. He has won four caps for Samoa, playing in the last World Cup in 2017.
Leeds coach Rohan Smith said: “Sam is a skilful forward who is big and aggressive but also has great footwork.
“I am sure he will settle in well to life at the Rhinos as he has always been a tremendous team player who brings a great deal of experience from the NRL having played nearly 150 first grade games.”
Sam Lisone on his move to Leeds
Lisone will reunite with Leeds coach Rohan Smith, who coached him in the Warriors Under-20s earlier in his career.
Lisone said: “I am excited to join up with the Rhinos. I have never been to England but I am keen to get over there. I have heard a lot of good stuff about the club and I can’t wait to get over and meet the fans.
“It is a new chapter for me and a fresh start, not just for playing but a new lifestyle, in a new country. I have got a lot of mates in Super League and I grew up in Auckland with David Fusitu’a, he’s probably one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Leeds because we were childhood friends.”