The Wildcats have continued their recruitment for 2014 with the signing of Samoan international Pita Godinet on a two-year deal.
Godinet, who will turn 26 on Saturday, joins from New Zealand Warriors where he made 18 appearances in three seasons with the club, making a try scoring debut in 2011.
He played in all four of Samoa’s Rugby League World Cup matches, scoring two tries and creating three as the Samoans reached the quarter-finals. Also comfortable at hooker, Godinet was named at halfback in the NSW Cup Team of the Year in 2010 and it is at scrum-half where he is set to ply his trade for the Wildcats having been handed the number 7 jersey.
Wildcats head coach Richard Agar commented: “He is a skilful player and I think he will make a big impact. He will also give us cover at six or nine.
“Half-backs are at a premium and it is a difficult time of the season to try and sign new players so I am delighted we have signed him and I certainly think he will add something to our squad.”
“Our first enquiry was rebuffed but I think Pita realised that it would be a tremendous opportunity to play in Super League and become an important player for us.”
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