Salford confirm signing of Sitaleki Akauola

Sitaleki Akauola in action for Warrington
The 29-year-old prop started his professional career in the NRL for West Tigers and also played for Penrith before moving to the UK in 2019 to join the Wolves.Red Devils director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “Sita wanted to come to Salford to show what a quality player he really is and he is a fantastic acquisition for the club as we look to challenge at the top of Super League again.

“He adds size, strength, athleticism and versatility to the pack and I look forward to seeing him rip it up in a Salford shirt.”

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Sitaleki Akauola becomes the sixth recruit for Salford, who have yet to appoint a new coach for 2022, following the signings of Brodie Croft, Shane Wright, Amir Bourouh, Ryan Brierley and King Vuniyayawa.

“I’m really looking forward to playing for Salford,” he said. “It’s a club with passion and ambition.

“It’ll be great to be playing in front of that Salford faithful, who I know are a massive part of Salford Red Devils.”