Kite hoping to fly with Widnes
Widnes Vikings’ latest signing Sione “John” Kite belatedly linked up with the Stobart Super League new boys today and announced his determination to make up for lost time.
The 24-year-old former Melbourne and Canterbury front rower signed a 12-month contract on the eve of the new season but was forced to miss the first month as he awaited the arrival of his visa.
“It seems to have taken an absolute age to get here but now that I am, I’m keen to get out on the field and prove myself to the club and its supporters,” said the 6ft 5in, 18st forward.
“I’ve been following the team’s progress back home and I share the disappointment of how things have gone so far.
“Only signing for one year is a massive motivator for me and it is something I will use to ensure that my performances are consistent throughout the season.”
Kite will link up at the Stobart Stadium with Australian utility back Cameron Phelps, whose arrival in England was also held up by red tape.