Manly move for Lauaki

Manly Sea Eagles have announced the signing of former New Zealand international Epalahame Lauaki, who was released by Wigan last month.

Lauaki, 30, the former Hull forward who had a year left on his contract with the Super League champions, asked to be able to return home for personal reasons.

"Lauaki will join the club on a one-year deal and will add some much needed experience and depth to the Sea Eagles forward pack following the retirement of Richie Fa'aoso earlier in the year," said a Manly spokesman.