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Rhinos snap up Tongan Konrad Hurrell

Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Tongan Konrad Hurrell from NRL side Gold Coast Titans on a three year deal.

Hurrell is currently with the Tongan squad preparing to take on Australia at the weekend Credit: PA

The 27 year old has played seven seasons in the NRL having made his debut with the New Zealand Warriors in 2012.

He moved to Gold Coast Titans in 2016 and has made 116 appearances in the NRL scoring 55 tries in the process.

Born in Tofoa in Tonga, he has represented his home country in the last two World Cups, reaching the semi finals earlier this year.

Hurrell signs on a three year deal Credit: @leedsrhinos

He originally started playing the game at Mount Albert Lions having moved to New Zealand when he was 17 to complete his schooling at Auckland Grammar School on a rugby union scholarship.

He had expected to begin a career in Rugby Union but turned to Rugby League in 2011 when he joined the Warriors' under-20s team and proceeded to score 22 tries in 21 games.

Less than a year later, he was making his NRL debut for the Warriors in round one of the 2012 season.

Hurrell is currently in the Tonga squad preparing to take on Australia in Auckland on Saturday.