NRL: Warriors confirm Leeson Ah Mau signing

Ah Mau began his career with the Warriors.
Ah Mau began his career with the Warriors. Photo credit: AAP

Barnstorming St George Illawarra forward Leeson Ah Mau has confirmed his return to the NZ Warriors next season.

The 28-year-old front-rower or lock has signed a three-year deal with the Auckland-based NRL side.

Ah Mau began his NRL career at the Warriors, progressing through their junior ranks and playing two first-grade games, before moving to North Queensland, then joining the Dragons in 2012, where he's been since 2012.

After 16 tests for Toa Samoa, Ah Mau made his debut for the Kiwis in their loss to England in Denver last month, where he was one of the side's best.

At 1.85m and 110kg, he's been a powerful presence off the bench for the Dragons, helping them to their current position at second on the NRL ladder.

"Leeson will be a wonderful addition to our squad from next season," said Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney.

"He's a big forward who is consistently one of the Dragons' best week in, week out. He fits the mould of the type of player we’re building our squad around – tough, durable and with a tremendous attitude in all he does on and off the field."