Former New Zealand Warriors forward Tevita Satae joined the club in August 2019, on a deal that will see him remain at the Black & Whites until at least the end of the 2021 campaign, with an option to extend the deal further.
At 26-years old, the line-breaking front rower becomes the latest NRL recruit to join up with the Airlie Birds ahead of the 2020 Betfred Super League season, with fellow Tongans Mahe Fonua and Manu Ma’u also on their way to the club next season, as well as Super League recruits Josh Jones and Adam Swift.
A barnstorming metre-maker, Tongan-born Satae began his Rugby League career with the Penrith Pathers in 2012 after impressing at a junior level, featuring in the 2012 National Youth Competition side.
Impressing in New Zealand, he was soon signed up by the Warriors in 2017, featuring prominently for their NSW Cup side, before making his full NRL debut in July of that year.
Standing at 6ft 3in, Satae has made 15 appearances for the Warriors since his debut, whilst also being a stand-out performer for their reserve squad this season.
In just 14 games this season, he has notched up 899 post contact metres, averaging over 173 metres per game. Those stats see him inside the top 5 metre makers in the NSW Cup, despite playing five games less than those around him.
In his final game down under before heading for Hull, Satae posted three line breaks, ten tackle busts and 256 metres as he finished his time with the Warriors on a high.
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