Willis Halaholo joined Cardiff in the autumn of 2016 after taking centre-stage in the Hurricanes march to the Super Rugby title in New Zealand.
He linked up with Cardiff following Waikato’s Mitre Cup campaign and quickly formed a formidable midfield partnership with former Hurricanes team-mate, Rey Lee-Lo.
Halaholo is a former New Zealand Schools star, where he played alongside All Blacks Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Elliot Dixon and Charlie Ngatai.
The centre also represented Tonga at the 2009 Junior World Championship, where he faced future regional team-mates Jason Harries, Lloyd Williams and Josh Navidi.
Halaholo's elusive running abilities quickly made him a fan favourite at the Arms Park, as he played a key role in the 2018 European Challenge Cup success.
The centre bounced back from a senior knee injury to make his Test debut for Wales in the successful 2021 Six Nations campaign.