Sika Manu

A New Zealand international forward, who is now on board with the Hull F.C after previously being with the Penrith Panthers and a regular feature of the Melbourne Storm’s successful forward pack in recent years.

Manu is a powerfully built forward who has the ability to play in either the front or second row but he has played the majority of his 13 Tests for New Zealand in the second row or off the interchange bench.

His biggest career achievement to date was being a member of the World Cup winning New Zealand team which beat Australia in the 2008 World Cup Final. Despite being a key member of the Storm’s success in recent years, he is yet to celebrate premiership success in the NRL after missing the 2009 grand final win over Parramatta through injury. Manu played in the 2008 grand final, which the Storm lost to Manly.