LEIGH Centurions have made another signing.

Head coach Neil Jukes describes 25-year-old prop Paterika Vaivai, brought in from Gold Coast Titans on a two-year contract, as an 'unbelievably powerful' player.

"Paterika is an outstanding signing for our club," he said.

"His explosive, direct running style will be really instrumental for our team next year.

"I have no doubt whatsoever that the Leigh Centurions fans are going to really enjoy watching Paterika play for our club and showcasing his ability.

"From speaking to him it is clear that Paterika is a highly motivated player who is really looking forward to coming here and playing his best footy and the coaching Staff will 100 percent support him in that objective.

"I'd like to thank (head of rugby) Kieron (Cunningham) for all the work he has done getting this one over the line. We have no doubt that Paterika is going to be a huge fans' favourite."

Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said: "I am really excited by this signing and have been since Kez (Kieron Cunningham) mentioned him to me.

"The biggest statement this club made when I got back involved was signing a man that good they named him twice (Fuifui Moimoi) and he was a massive asset to this club and a fans' favourite.

"I hope that the fans get the same excitement from Patty, especially given he is at the early part of his career and has lots in front of him. I can't wait to see him get going for us."

Vaivai was born in Salamumu, Samoa, and moved to New Zealand at a young age with his family where he played for Bay Roskill Vikings in Auckland RL's Sharman Cup.

After spells with Melbourne Storm and New Zealand Warriors as a teenager Vaivai signed for Newcastle Knights in 2012 where he was a star performer in their National Youth Competition side, winning the Coach's Player Of The Year Award.

He played for Newcastle's New South Wales Cup team in 2013 and made his NRL debut for the Knights against Penrith in May 2014.

After making six NRL appearances Vaivai was released by Newcastle at the end of 2015 and played a starring role for Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup in 2016 before signing for Gold Coast where he made 10 NRL appearances this year, scoring a try against St George Illawarra.