Vodafone Warriors chief executive officer Mick Watson announced today the signing of 18-year old Dallas Rennie from the Hibiscus Coast club of Auckland.
Rennie has been elevated from the Vodafone Warriors' development program and has been rewarded with a two-year contract.
"Dallas has had the benefit of 18 months tuition within our development system and he follows Lance Hohaia and Vinnie Anderson through our pathway from junior squad to NRL squad," explained Watson.
"At 186cm and 106kg, Dallas fits our requirement for building a big, mobile pack of forwards.
"He will now receive specialist one-on-one coaching from Daniel Anderson and Tony Kemp, equipping him with the necessary skill to eventually make his NRL debut."
Rennie began playing rugby league at the age of 12, and is a former Canterbury and West Coast age-group representative.
Rennie has represented New Zealand at prop forward in national under-16 and under-18 teams.
In 2001 Rennie played for a South Island XIII against France and he was also part of the Hibiscus Coast team that won the 2001 Bartercard Cup grand final.