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The Wolves are delighted to announce the signing of St. George Illawara Dragon's front rower, Chris Leikvoll.
Leikvoll, 27 who has agreed a 2-year contract, is an EU Passport holder, as his father is English from the North-East of England, therefore making Chris exempt from the overseas quota. He has made 110 NRL appearances for Illawarra/St George Illawarra since his debut in 1997 against the Souths. Chris's career highlight to date is a Grand Final appearance against Brisbane Broncos in 1999. Leikvoll is a Dapto junior who then went on to become the Steelers' Under-21's player of the year in 1996 before going professional in 1997.
At 1.94cm and 105kg, Leikvoll is expected to add even more 'beef' to an already solid Wolves pack. Chris and his wife Sharee are expecting their second child this Christmas.
Coach Paul Cullen commented, "The driving force behind this recruitment is positional. Chris Leikvoll presents a frame of 1.94cm and 105kg that can play before the line on impact and through the line. He has learnt his trade in the toughest and fastest competition in the world of rugby league and will add a dynamic impact to the way that we will go forward."