Former Hull FC forward Lauaki joins Wigan Warriors

Epalahame Lauaki
Lauaki played for Tonga at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup

Tonga international and former Hull FC forward Epalahame Lauaki has joined Wigan Warriors on a three-year contract with the option of a further year.

The 17st 2lb 27-year-old joined Hull in 2009 and went on to make 54 appearances, scoring five tries.

Lauaki, who was released by the Black & Whites in September, said: "I am looking forward to be joining such a big name in the game as Wigan.

"I feel very proud and honoured to become part of the squad."

Warriors head coach Shaun Wane added: "Epalahame is a tough physical player who can play at either prop or in the second row and I'm sure he will flourish in our Wigan system.

"His size makes him a threat to any side and he also has a great offload. He will certainly add firepower to our squad for the forthcoming season."

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