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Sisa moves

Melbourne Storm has been raided again with popular winger Sisa Waqa to join the Canberra Raiders next season. Waqa — a 2012 premiership player — has signed with Canberra on
22 Jul 2014 09:19

Sisa Waqa who played for Melbourne Storm joins Canberra Raiders next season

Melbourne Storm has been raided again with popular winger Sisa Waqa to join the Canberra Raiders next season.
Waqa — a 2012 premiership player — has signed with Canberra on a lucrative two-year deal.
Canberra has been throwing its money around in recently months, and only recently unsuccessfully tried to lure Storm back-rower Kevin Proctor to the club.
But it has finally landed one with the Fijian flyer to head to the nation’s capital at the end of the season.
“Sisa is an extremely well-liked member of our club, he has worked extremely hard to become the NRL player he is today,” Storm football manager Frank Ponissi said.
“While Sisa was contracted for another season, he received an offer from the Raiders that was too good to refuse.
“He has a young family to look after and we weren’t going to stand in the way in doing what’s best for them.
“We know Sisa will be committed and focused on finishing the season well with Melbourne Storm.
“He is a Melbourne Storm premiership player and he and his family will always be welcome at the club.”

Koroibete settles with Storm
New Melbourne Storm signing Marika Koroibete is arguably the fastest man in the NRL, having clocked 10.75 sec for 100m.
And his pace could provide the spark Storm desperately need in the next month, a period that will define the team’s roller-coaster season.
The 21-year-old scored a try and set up another in Saturday night’s important 28-14 win over Canberra at AAMI Park.
Fijian flyer Koroibete has made a fast impression at Melbourne since crossing from the Wests Tigers before the June 30 transfer deadline.
But the Fijian flyer warns he still has plenty of improvement left in him.
“I’m playing with some of the best (players) in the world and a good coach too,” Koroibete said. “The boys have been great and they have been very welcoming over the past few weeks.
“They’ve helped me a lot, especially the backline (players). But there is still a lot to learn, especially with my defence, and the club will help me with that.”
He has renowned pace, but Koroibete has also impressed with his strength in two games since joining the club.
Koroibete burst on the NRL scene two years ago, scoring 12 tries in 16 appearances to win the Tigers’ rookie of the year award.
Injury meant he has not reached those heights since and this year has found himself languishing in the NSW Cup before signing with Melbourne.
The move to Storm under Bellamy, who has a knack for getting the most out of players, looks to have rejuvenated him.
Melbourne will meet Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night in another important clash.
Herald Sun



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