He was a part of that stellar 2009 run for the Eels, and did several good things during that time, but since then, Weller Hauraki moved to the ESL, which has resulted in the back-rower signing a 2- year deal with Castleford.
Limited to just 10 appearances at current club the Leeds Rhinos, however, a move was on the cards for Hauraki, with Castleford coach Ian Millward pouncing on the opportunity to sign the veteran back-rower.
“I was on the lookout for a second rower with a strong presence both on and off the field, and I believe Weller offers the right qualities to fulfil this role,” Millward said.
“His experience and exceptional attacking qualities will provide us with great stability and composure on the field, as well as a role model for the younger, less-experienced players on the team.”
â€œHe is a tough competitor and with his boxing background, I expect him to be a leading figure in training too. He ultimately gives us an overall package that is going to add a lot to the side next season. I look forward to working with him.â€