SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 02: Bureta Faraimo of the Eels runs in a try during the round 21 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Parramatta Eels at Remondis Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

The Parramatta Eels have released Bureta Faraimo from the remainder of his contract to pursue an opportunity at another NRL club.

Faraimo was released by the Eels before the June 30 deadline and has signed with the New Zealand Warriors for the remainder of 2017.

After playing 15 matches for the blue and gold over the past few years and despite being the leading try scorer in NSW Cup, Faraimo was unable to crack the Eels first-grade team this year.

Faraimo is expected to make his club debut in next Saturday’s Intrust Super Cup clash against St George Illawarra at Mt Smart Stadium.

The Eels have also confirmed the release forward Kelepi Tanginoa.


  1. one of there nobodies gone still have half a 1st grade team full still pretenders and alwayswill be

    • Sorry, but can you repeat that in English?

      Also, as I have asked before, are you capable of actually adding to a discussion, or just the dribble that you usually spout?

  2. I notice parramatta have released a lot of there reserve grade Players over the last month..
    Fogarty, Faraimo, Hassan, Tangnoia.
    I wonder if they are doing this to sign a big name?

    • Maybe Semi, but I think it’s more of a case of BA has identified the the “keepers”. We have a lot of players coming off (mostly) short term contracts this year, and I’d expect a series of contract extensions announcements in the short term. That said, Peats would make a great (new) signing.

      • Its a cleanout of those who are unlikely to figure in the top grade any time soon (or at all) and I am hoping it is to make some room in the squad for a number of the 20’s coming through – Troy Dargan, Ray Stone, Greg Leleisuao, Reed Mahoney and Dane Akufuola – these guys are the future and have all had a taste of ISP this year and have all shone at various stages.
        I am hopeful that this is the case and if so, then it is a sign of the changing face of the eels recruitment and retention and the slowdown in our juniors becoming stars elsewhere.

  3. Looking forward to seeing if Kelepi can find some form with another change of scenery. A beast of a kid, obviously with a lot of potential being a Jnr Kangaroo… Maybe Barrett can unlock the kid and get the most out of him.

    • he hasn’t really kicked on has he? had an opportunity at the cowboys and barely played NRL (3 games) but did play in ISC for Blackhawks.
      I had high hopes for him a few years back, he was big, strong and could play but seems to have gone downhill since 2014 and hasn’t even looked like being selected since his return.
      Tanganoa and Terepo were coming through the ranks at the same time and Tanganoa showed much greater ability than Peni in the early days – tide has turned since with Peni finally learning to catch and hold on to the ball.

      • Yeah big powerful kid but obviously not happy mentally for whatever reason. Baz has had a habit of turning players around so fingers crossed he can get the most out of this kid. He sounds to be of the same mould as Kapow so hopefully he can learn a few tricks of the trade.

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