Feleti Mateo
Three-year deal

Gifted back rower Feleti Mateo today signed a new three-year contract to remain with the New Zealand Warriors until the end of the 2016 NRL season.

The two-time NRL All Star, off-contract at the end of the season, was courted by several clubs but has rejected their advances to stretch his time with the Vodafone Warriors to at least six years.

His signing comes a little more than 48 hours ahead of a landmark moment in his career when he makes his 150th NRL appearance in the Vodafone Warriors’ 10th-round encounter with the Penrith Panthers at Centrebet Stadium on Saturday.

“There were other offers but there’s so much more I want to achieve with the team and the coaching staff at the Vodafone Warriors,” he said today.

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