Warriors land Nikorima
Kodi Nikorima has returned to his homeland to join New Zealand Warriors from Brisbane Broncos on a deal until 2021.
The 25-year-old half-back is set to make his Warriors debut against St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on May 11.
Warriors chief executive Cameron George said: "We couldn't be more excited to secure a player of Kodi's calibre, especially at this stage of the season.
"We've been patient in watching the player market for some time. Peter O'Sullivan and our recruitment team have done a terrific job in securing Kodi, who will certainly add value to our club."
Nikorima is relishing the next chapter of his career.
"I'm really excited about coming to the Warriors and moving to Auckland," he said.
"It's a new challenge after being at the Broncos for so long but I'm looking forward to working with the coaching staff and the players. I like the direction the club is heading in and it will also be good to be around a lot of familiar faces, both the coaches and team-mates.
"I also want to thank the Broncos for the opportunity they gave me to develop as a player. The club has been a huge part of my life and I'm grateful for the way so many people supported me there."