Keeping an eye on him over the last twelve months, the Castleford Tigers have their man, signing Cronulla Sharks winger Sosaia Feki.
Feki, who is known for his strong carries and sound finishing, joins the Super League club on a three-year deal from the 2020 season.
Coming through the New Zealand Warriors ranks and representing the Junior Kiwis, Feki, for a long while, was a mainstay in the Sharks backline.
Since his debut in 2013, Feki has scored 62 tries in 139 games, and won the NRL premiership with the Sharks in 2016.
He won’t be alone in his new travels, having played alongside Junior Moors previously, as well as knowing Jesse Sene-Lefao.
Outside of that, Feki is excited about the move in general.
“I’ve been at Cronulla for seven years now, I’ve been comfortable here but this is a new chapter in our lives and my partner and I are really excited to come across to Castleford and to Super League,” Feki said.
“It’s going to be a new challenge but Cronulla play an attacking style of rugby as well so hopefully I can bring that over there.
“I’ve played with Junior Moors at the Sharks and I know Jesse Sene-Lefao already as well.
“I’ve been messaging him and he’s been tipping me up on the club and what it’s like.”
Whether it be for the Sharks or for Castleford, Feki says he is happy to play where the coach needs him to and he will put in maximum effort regardless.
“As a player, I just try to do my job for the team and finish any opportunities that come my way,” the Tongan winger contijnued.
“I’ve played a lot of my games with the Sharks on the left but I’m also really comfortable on the right and I played on that side at the weekend.
“I’m not bothered where the coaches want me to play, wherever they put me I’ll come across and do my best for the club.”
Tigers coach Daryl Powell praised the signing and knows that Feki brings experience many don’t have, owing to his premiership in 2016 at the Sharks.
“Sosaia is a player who has been performing at the top level for a number of years in the NRL,” Powell said.
“He was a part of the Cronulla team that won the title in Australia which means that our last two recruits from overseas know what it takes to win a championship.
“He is big, strong and aggressive with the ball and an experienced defender.
“Our back line for next season has a real look of ability about it with strong competition for places in all positions and Sosaia adds hugely to our quality.”