NELSON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 20: James Gavet of the NZ Warriors in action during the NRL Trial match between the New Zealand Warriors and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Trafalgar Park on February 20, 2016 in Nelson, New Zealand. (Photo by Shuttersport Limited/Getty Images)

Aggressive front rower James Gavet has earned himself a contract for the 2016 NRL season after being on trial in the preseason.

The 26-year-old is back with the club where he started out with the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the NYC in 2009 and also played for Auckland Vulcans while in the club’s wider NRL squad in 2010 and 2011.

Gavet was with Canterbury-Bankstown in 2012, Wests Tigers in 2013 and 2014 and Brisbane last season before heading back home uncertain of his future in the game.

With 14 first-grade games in four seasons interrupted by injuries, Gavet was given the opportunity to train with the Vodafone Warriors.

Impressing in the club’s first NRL trial against Gold Coast in Whangarei, he again made an impact off the bench in last Saturday’s hit-out against the Dragons in Nelson.


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  1. Don’t know much about him. He played one game for Brisbane last year. Dropped the ball twice and got suspended then came back in qCup and got injured. I hope he goes well for the Warriors but based on my 15 minutes of seeing him not a value for money signing.

    • Didnt have much punch in the trail high lights.FFS wish the warriors would buy some BIG boppers to roll down the middle for twinkle toes, Luke and RTs to work ther magic!

  2. He played really good at the Tigers but was unlucky to get a season ending injury last season with Brisbane wish him the best

  3. Out hurrell in Winterstein or Perrett.
    Sign maybe 1 or 2 more NRL experiance forwards and we have the premiership

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