Giants sign Tongan International star Tui Lolohea

22 Sep 21, 8:04PM 0 Comments

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Huddersfield Giants have signed Tongan International half-back Tui Lolohea on a two-year contract.

The Super League Grand Finalist and Challenge Cup Finalist has represented Tonga on 16 occasions and played for New Zealand Warriors, West Tigers, Leeds Rhinos and Salford Red Devils, where he took the side to their first ever Grand Final in 2019.

Huddersfield Giants Head Coach, Ian Watson said: “We know what Tui is good at – he’s good at running the football and breaking into open space. He’s got unbelievable footwork. He’s also a strong boy – If you get him in open space, there’s not too many that can stop him.

“I’ve worked with him for a couple of years, I trust him and what he does. We’ve built a great relationship and we’re good at working together to get the results we want. When he gets his eyes up and plays off the cuff, he’s a great player to have in our side.”

Tui Lolohea said: “I know Ian Watson and his philosophy and what he wants from the team, I’m looking forward to the new challenge and seeing what I can do here. I’m close with him, we text and talk and I’m looking forward to winning games and trying to get some silverware with this club.

“He wants leadership first and foremost, there’s a lot of young players coming through so trying to help them and build their game.

“I’m looking forward to working with Greg Brown as well, him and Ian have a good balance in their qualities and I’m looking forward to being around them again.

“I try and play off the cuff, take opportunities and play with the flow. I’m looking to build my game around different things but improve myself while I’m here.”

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