Kiwis front rower Leeson Ah Mau will return to the club where his NRL career began, signing a three-year deal with the Warriors.

As reported by the Herald in May, the 28-year-old will link up with the club from the 2019 season, after spending seven year with the St. George Illawarra Dragons.

The Warriors today confirmed the signing, and said Ah Mau would provide some real size in the middle of the park.

"He's a big forward who is consistently one of the Dragons' best week in, week out," coach Stephen Kearney said. "He fits the mould of the type of player we're building our squad around – tough, durable and with a tremendous attitude in all he does on and off the field.

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"We've always had an interest in him as did a number of clubs, so we're really excited he was keen to come back home and join the club he started with."

Ah Mau made his NRL debut for the Warriors in 2009 and has played 166 matches across three teams in the league - the Warriors (two matches in 2009), North Queensland Cowboys (33 matches between 2010-11) and the Dragons (134 appearances since 2012).