Lauitiiti finds new appetite at Leeds

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Ali Lauitiiti expects to rediscover his appetite for the game as a Leeds player, and may make his debut in tonight's match against Salford.

The Kiwi Test second-rower has been released from his contract with the New Zealand Warriors after admitting that he had lost interest in playing.

"I was just going through a patch in my career, but I'm happy to get an opportunity here," Lauitiiti said, and he has a spot on the bench.

Wigan are still without the hepatitis B victim Quentin Pongia at Warrington, but another prop forward, Danny Sculthorpe, is back after illness and Martin Aspinwall replaces the broken leg victim Kevin Brown.

Warrington bring back Dean Gaskell on the wing in place of John Wilshere, who has strained knee ligaments.