WIGAN have confirmed the signing of Kiwi Eddy Pettybourne for 2014 on a two-year deal.
The 25-year-old will join the club from Wests Tigers next season.
Pettybourne, who has also worked under former Warriors coach Michael Maguire, has played for New Zealand having been selected in their Four Nations squad back in 2009 and is aiming to represent Samoa in this year’s World Cup.
The prop said; “I’m really looking forward to this new challenge with the Wigan club. I just feel the time is right now as I have always been interested in playing overseas and I feel I have plenty to offer.
“I have spoken to Shaun Wane and have been extremely impressed in what he has had to say.
“It’s very exciting and I am looking forward to joining Wigan but at the same time I will be focused on doing my very best for the Wests Tigers for the remainder of this season.”
Warriors Head Coach Shaun Wane added; “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Eddy and his family to the Wigan Warriors.
“He is a player I have admired for many years from his time at South Sydney and presently Wests Tigers. Due to his powerful running style, aggression in defence and his overall desire to compete,
“I am sure he will become a firm favourite with our fans.
“His personality and age will fit into the Wigan Way, the culture we are building and he will add a great deal to the Club.
“I personally would like to thank the efforts of my chairman Ian Lenagan and in particular Kris Radlinski for making this outstanding signing happen.”