AFTER a quiet off-season in the transfer market Widnes Vikings have added strike to their back line by signing former New Zealand and Samoa international centre Krisnan Inu on a two-year deal.

He will add power and experience to Vikings' edge.

The powerhouse former Catalans centre previously represented Parramatta Eels, New Zealand Warriors and Canterbury Bulldogs during his illustrious NRL career.

In 2014, he switched codes, representing Stade Français in their Top 14 winning season.

With almost 200 career appearances at the highest levels of the game, Inu brings proven quality and experience to the Vikings team.

He was a member of New Zealand’s 2008 World Cup winning squad and represented the Kiwis in the 2013 tournament. Krisnan has also earner international honours for Samoa.

Vikings coach Denis Betts said: “We are delighted to secure the services of Krisnan Inu.

"He has exceptional playing abilities and understands the English game well.

"He will bring real quality to our edges and I am excited about the impact that he can make on the field.

"Importantly, Krisnan offers real experience too, as someone who has consistently proved himself in the NRL, Super League and internationally. I am looking forward to seeing him in action in 2018.”

Inu said: I’m very excited to be playing for Widnes Vikings in the Super League next season.

"I know from experience that Widnes Vikings are a tough team to play against and have great supporters, so I am pleased to be joining the team.

"I‘m looking forward to starting training with the boys and meeting all the supporters very soon.”