Exciting fullback Glen Fisiiahi has marked his return to the New Zealand Warriors’ NRL side by committing to a four-year contract keeping him at Mount Smart Stadium until the end of the 2015 season.
And in a double signing announcement the Warriors have also confirmed they’ve not only taken up a one-year option on highly-respected veteran prop Sam Rapira but are also in discussions to extend his contract beyond 2012.
While at vastly different stages of their careers, Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Dean Bell said Fisiiahi and Rapira are both key players in the club’s future plans.
Fisiiahi, a Wesley College product, comes from a well-known rugby league family.
His older twin brothers Paul and David, both try-scoring specialists, have been fixtures on the Auckland club scene as well as representing Tonga.
Glen Fisiiahi finished his NYC career with 22 tries in 29 appearances and grabbed five tries in the NRL trials last month including doubles against Newcastle and Parramatta.
Rapira doesn’t turn 24 until next month but has already played 105 NRL matches and 12 Tests for the Kiwis, including the 2008 World Cup final. He has told the club he wants to stay at Mount Smart Stadium and is in discussions about his future plans.