Leeds have signed New Zealand Test centre Clinton Toopi on a three-year contract from next season.
The 26-year-old Kiwi, who won his 18th cap in last November�s Tri-Nations Series final in Leeds at Elland Road, will fill the vacancy created by the departure of Great Britain centre Chev Walker.
Toopi said: �I am very excited about the prospect of going to England and joining an established club like Leeds Rhinos with so many international players already in the squad.
�I am especially looking forward to teaming up again with Ali Lauitiiti. We had a great combination at the Warriors and I know I can play well off him.
�I have been watching Super League on television in New Zealand and I have been very impressed with the competition. I know it is going to be tough but I�m confident I can be successful with the Rhinos.�
Leeds rugby chief executive Gary Hetherington added: �Clinton is one of the game�s most established and exciting players. He comes to us with a world class reputation and in the prime of his career at just 26 years of age.�
Leeds head coach Tony Smith commented: "I am delighted we are bringing a world class player into our organisation.
�He has shown his quality on the world stage and, having spoken with him, he is really keen to reproduce that form in Super League. I am looking forward to coaching him and having him in our squad from next season."