Wigan today announced the signing of Kiwi International and New Zealand Warriors Prop Iafeta Palea'asina.The 23 year old has agreed a three year contract beginning in 2006.
Head Coach Ian Millward said,
"This is a great signing for us. The club were talking to him when I arrived and it's a great success for us that he has chosen Wigan when I know he had good offers from other British Clubs. He will add size and pace to our pack for next year and he is only 23 years of age."
"We are well aware of our need to win matches this year, but we must still continue to build and strengthen for next year. We are talking to two other players and we hope to be able to clinch those signings as well."
Iafeta Palea'asina said,
"It's a great thrill to be joining Wigan and my good friend Jerry Seuseu. I had several offers but Wigan is still the biggest name down here and it will be a thrill to play for them."
Date of birth: 10/02/82
Age next birthday: 24
Place of birth: Aukland, NZ
Usual Positions: Prop
Previous club: none
Junior club: East Coast Bays