Former Eels and Knights utility crosses the Tasman

Api Pewhairangi

He is a New Zealand Maori international, an Irish World Cup representative and a former Newcastle Knights and Parramatta Eels utility but now, he has a new challenge ahead of him.

The player in question is Api Pewhairangi, who has crossed the Tasman Sea and signs a 1-year deal with the Warriors.

Playing in four games in 2013 for the Eels, much of the 2014 season for Pewhairangi was spent playing for the Wentworthville Magpies in the NSW Cup.

Playing rugby union to begin with before a move to rugby league, the club are excited to have him on board for their depth.

“We were well aware of Api’s ability after watching him come through the NYC and New South Wales Cup as well as playing some NRL football for the Eels,” said Vodafone Warriors general manager football Dean Bell.

“He was a real standout at our New South Wales Cup trial. We immediately invited him to join our squad for offseason training and he has continued to make a big impression which has now resulted in him being contracted.

“He has played in the centres but we like the look of him in the halves where he will definitely add to our depth.”

In addition to Pewhairangi’s signing, utility Steve Waetford also re-signed with the club.

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