Ligi Sao

Ligi Sao

Loose-Forward

Squad
Number

Date of Birth

11/10/92

Place of Birth

Auckland, New Zealand

Height (cm)

186

Weight (kg)

109
Ligi Sao

Profile

Adding to some already impressive recruitment for the Black & Whites for the new Betfred Super League campaign, Samoan international Sao is the latest big name to put pen to paper and at the KCOM Stadium, with the club once again fighting off interest from teams on both sides of the world.

The 26-year old is a powerful and mobile forward who can play across the pack, having featured at prop, back row and loose forward for Manly Sea Eagles and his current club New Zealand Warriors.

The Auckland-born forward joined the Warriors as a junior in 2012, helping their Toyota Cup side to an impressive second-place finish, alongside current Hull star Carlos Tuimavave.

His impressive performances for the U20s saw him snapped up by Manly where he made his NRL debut, before returning to the Warriors three years later to play under former Hull FC cup winner Stephen Kearney.

Sao’s contribution for the Warriors has caught the eye of Hull’s recruitment team, having averaged over 80 metres a game in the NRL and over 145 metres a game in the NSW Cup.

Previous Clubs: New Zealand Warriors, Manly Sea Eagles

Community Clubs: Manurewa Marlins

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