Tuqiri makes return to league


Former Australia international Lote Tuqiri is returning to league with Wests Tigers from English rugby union side Leicester Tigers.

Tuqiri, 30, has signed a three-year deal with Wests to return to the NRL, where he last played in 2002 with Brisbane Broncos.

The dual-code international said: “I will never forget Leicester’s warm hospitality.

“But the opportunity to play under the most experienced coach in the game, Tim Sheens, at Wests was a major factor.”

The Fijian-born star, who had his contract with the Australian rugby union cancelled in July, is likely to play at full-back for Wests.

He added: “There was plenty of speculation about my next career move.

“I enjoyed my time in rugby union immensely but Wests Tigers is a club with a great culture and a terrific roster of players. I am thrilled to be joining them.”