Six has never gone into five and thus it was a given that something had to give at the Penrith Panthers and it has, with utility back Peta Hiku jumping ship to the Super League.
The versatile Hiku will join the Warrington Wolves until the end of the 2019 season.
Still only 24, Hiku has played for both the Manly Sea Eagles and the Panthers and until his long-term injury, he was a mainstay of the Penrith side.
In the end, the form of others was simply too good and Hiku sought a new opportunity and found this on at the Wolves, one he is grateful for.
“I’m very grateful for this opportunity and excited to come and join a great club,” said Hiku. Everyone has been very welcoming. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the club and the team. I just can’t wait to get over there and play some footy.”
“Everyone has been very welcoming. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the club and the team.
I just can’t wait to get over there and play some footy.”
Warrington coach Tony Smith knows his side needs some versatility and experience and was pleased with the signing.
“Having spoken to Peta, he’s excited about coming over and continuing his successful career here in Super League, giving us the boost in the positions we need,” Smith said.
“He’s a high-quality player with plenty of experience, having represented his country, so to come up with a quality signing like Peta is very exciting; he will add a lot to the group.
I’m really looking forward to working with him.”