Dear New Zealand Warriors, please strengthen your forward pack. Sincerely, a battle-worn fan.

The Warriors chasing Kodi Nikorima's signature was one of the worst-kept secrets in the sport and on Friday they confirmed they had lured him away from the Brisbane Broncos.

He is likely to slot into the halves alongside Blake Green and will no doubt be an asset to the side. He is skillful, can play a range of positions and has played 86 NRL matches (22 tries) as well as 13 Kiwis tests since his debut in 2015.

That is all well and good but he is

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