In great form for the St George Illawarra Dragons, Euan Aitken was told he was not wanted and so has signed with the New Zealand Warriors.
In a move that surprised him and even Dragons fans, the Warriors are now the beneficiaries of Aitken’s signing.
A hard-running, robust and tackle-breaking centre, Aitken has signed on for three years at the Warriors.
With 117 NRL games to his name to date, the Warriors are pleased to have a player of his quality on board.
“We are really excited to have a player of Euan’s capabilities joining us,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.
“He can play either side of the field and is in stellar form at the moment.”
The Warriors expect Aitken to only get better from 2021 onwards, as they look forward to watching him play.
“Euan was a State of Origin squad player two years ago and he’s back in that form at the moment,” continued O’Sullivan.
“I can see his game going from strength to strength as he hits his prime age and experience levels.
“His ability to break the line with power and speed are what he’ll bring to us and he’s a robust player with big upside.”