With the back-row depth at the Cronulla Sharks fairly strong, the New Zealand Warriors have signed one of the Sharks highly regarded young back-rowers in Jayson Bukuya, who has signed a 2-year deal with the Warriors from 2014.
Bukuya, who was born in Brisbane and is of Fijian descent has been a mainstay in the Sharks side, with Warriors coach Matt Elliott saying that Bukuya is just the sort of player the Warriors need moving forward.
â€œWe needed to boost our depth in the area of our back rowers and we couldnâ€™t be happier to secure a player of the quality Jayson will bring to the club,â€ he said.
â€œHe made everyone take notice of him in 2012, having a fantastic season for the Sharks.
â€œHeâ€™s certainly the sort of player who will benefit from the environment here at the Vodafone Warriors and one whoâ€™ll ensure thereâ€™s plenty of competition for places in the squad.â€
Whilst Bukuya knows that there is still unfinished business at the Sharks, he is excited at the chance and opportunity to play for and live in New Zealand.
â€œIâ€™m excited about the prospect of not just moving to a new club in the NRL but going to a new country as well,â€ he said.
â€œIâ€™ve been able to have a good look at what is being done at Warriors and theyâ€™ve got a fantastic set-up there. The gym is as good as anything there is and theyâ€™ve always had plenty of talent coming through the club.â€