Warriors star Solomone Kata code-hops into Super Rugby
NRL star Solomone Kata has switched codes and signed a three-year Super Rugby contract with the Brumbies.
The 24-year-old Tonga and New Zealand league international was born in Tonga and moved to Auckland in 2011 on a rugby scholarship.
The powerful centre has played 93 NRL games for the Warriors, scoring 46 tries from 2015-19.
"What attracted us to Solomone is that he is a point of difference player with a physical profile to add to our squad," Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said.
"He is a very powerful and dynamic footballer who has the ability to stress any defensive line.
"Beyond having a very successful career in the NRL, Solomone also has a strong rugby union background having grown up playing the game.
"This prior knowledge and experience will help him make the transition back to rugby.
"At this stage we see him as a utility back and we will be open-minded about the position he plays for the Brumbies in 2020."