Wildcats Capture Kiwi International

posted on 28 October 2010

Wakefield Wildcats are delighted to announce the signing of New Zealand international Motu Tony.

The 29 year old former New Zealand Warriors player has joined The Wildcats after a brief spell at Cumbrian side Whitehaven RLFC. Motu brings valued Super League experience with him, after playing for the Castleford Tigers and being a key member in Hull FC’s squad, making over 100 appearances for the black and white’s.

The Samoan fullback has represented the Kiwi’s 18 times and was part of the side that won The Gillette Tri-Nations in 2005. He has played in Grand Final’s in both Australia and England and was a Challenge Cup winner in 2005. Tony’s vast experience will be a great asset to the Wildcats side.

John Kear, The Wildcats Head Coach and Director of Rugby commented, “We are thrilled to have secured the signature of Motu Tony.”

“I have worked with Motu at Hull FC and am delighted that I have the chance to do so again, here at The Wildcats. He is a great addition to the team.”

“His versatility on the field and International experience will add great depth to our squad and I really look forward to him playing here.”

Motu Tony expressed his excitement about joining the club, “I am very grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to prove myself again.”

“I can’t wait to get on the field with the Wildcats and I’m eager to start training with the boys and begin the season.”

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