Warriors sign Faamausili on loan

28 May 2020 20:30:59 GMTPlus10

The Warriors have signed Sydney Roosters front rower Poasa Faamausili on an initial four-week loan.

The move follows the NRL's decision to allow the Auckland club to sign a loan player due to their heavy injury toll.

Coach Stephen Kearney has seen his squad depleted further in the past week, with middle forwards Leeson Ah Mau (pectoral) and Jazz Tevaga (knee) being sidelined.

They already have middle forwards Bunty Afoa and Jackson Frei, plus centre Taane Milne out with season-ending ACL injuries, while utility back Adam Keighran is sidelined indefinitely.

Kearney said: "We're thrilled to have a big forward of Poasa's ability joining us. He'll add real value to our squad and we're certainly looking forward to welcoming him into the group here in Terrigal.

"It's wonderful the way Trent (coach Trent Robinson) and the Roosters have offered their support at this time."

Faamausili was born in Auckland and played his junior rugby league for Glenora Bears in the Auckland Rugby League competition.

He has played 14 senior games so far, 12 of which came last season.

The 24-year-old is due to join his new team on Sunday after the Warriors play their Round 3 match against St George Illawarra at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday.

Faamausili will be eligible to play against the Panthers in Round 4

Warriors CEO Cameron George said: "We're thrilled Poasa will be joining us in what is a beneficial undertaking for both clubs. We're also really grateful to the NRL for reconsidering our request for dispensation to sign a loan player to shore up our depleted resources in the middle forwards."

NZ Warriors are 2.85 to win their next game against St George Illawarra, who are 1.45.

The Warriors are 1.95 with a 4.5-points start.

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