Tautai, 25, has made over 70 appearances in the NRL and has joined the Wildcats until the end of 2014 season.
He said: “I can’t wait. It’s a good opportunity for a new start and I’m looking forward to it. I want to give something back to Wakefield and establish a career for myself in Super League.
“I’m really excited, the game is really fast paced and physical over there so I think it’ll suit my game. I watched the Wakefield vs. Catalan game on TV recently and there’s some big boys over there.”
The Australian-born Tautai started his career as a back but as established himself as one of the NRL‘s top forwards during spells with Parramatta and Cronulla.
He said: “I started my career out on the wing but I like to be involved, get my hands on the ball, make tackles and go looking for work so I enjoy playing in the middle.
“I spoke to Timmy (Smith) and he gave Wakefield a massive rap. He said the team’s really good, it’s a good bunch of boys and he’s really enjoying it. I spoke with Richard Agar too and I just can’t wait to get over now.”
Wakefield take on Castleford at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as part of Super League‘s Magic Weekend.