NRL: Heremaia signs with Hull

Aaron Heremaia. Photo / Getty Images
Aaron Heremaia. Photo / Getty Images

New Zealand Warriors hooker Aaron Heremaia will leave the club at the end of the season to join Super League side Hull FC.

The 28-year-old has signed a two-year deal, with the club holding an option of a third.

He has made 45 apperances for the Warriors since his debut against the Tigers in 2009 and has played one test for New Zealand.

"They are a huge club with a big history and tradition and have had some pretty big names there down the years too, so it doesn't take much to sell a club like that," Heremaia told the Hull website.

"I know I am joining an ambitious club with a good squad and coach and I think we have the potential to achieve something. They have just signed two new players with plenty to offer, so it's something I want to be part of."

Heremaia's future at the club has been in doubt since Titans hooker Nathan Friend signed with the Warriors, joining the club next season.

Fellow hooker Alehana Mara also signed a two-year deal over the weekend.

Hull coach Richard Agar told the club's website about his delight of signing the Kiwi international.

"Aaron has been playing the best football of his career and has been an outstanding performer for the Warriors over the last couple of seasons.

"He'll give us another terrific option around the ruck, he has a tremendous kicking game and he can also play in the halves too.

"He is a great professional who comes with glowing reports from everyone who has worked with him, including New Zealand's International coach (Stephen Kearney).

"He is looking forward to playing Super League and will give us significant strength in the pivotal roles."

Hull, who currently sit eighth on the Super League table, have also signed former Warriors fullback Wade McKinnon for next season.


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