SITALEKI Akauola's game may be all about hard running and power, but he is clearly a gentle giant off the field.

It certainly shows in his classy message of apology to Leeds Rhinos forward James Harrison following a tackle in last week's match at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Akauola was sin-binned for a dangerous tackle on Rhinos youngster Harrison during The Wire's 32-6 victory and has now been hit with a three-match ban.

He posted this message on Twitter last night