22nd November 05:39 AM
Manly's Uate wanted by English club Huddersfield Giants
By Lena Reece
Saturday 03/11/2018
Fiji born NRL star Akuila Uate

Fiji born NRL star Akuila Uate has been lured from Manly Sea Eagles to join English Super League club Huddersfield on a three‑year deal.

The 31‑year‑old has been a prolific scorer in NRL, with 129 tries in 200 appearances, and after previously representing Australia was in the Fiji team that reached the World Cup semi‑finals last November.

Uate, who spent nine seasons with Newcastle Knights before moving to Manly two years ago, played for his country at centre but is expected to play on the wing for the Huddersfield Giants, who will be able to boast one of the most potent strike forces in Super League in 2019.

Uate says he is looking forward to joining the club, meeting the fans and being a part of a great culture.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Storm will open the 2019 NRL season, facing off against Brisbane Broncos on Thursday, March 14 at AAMI Park.

[Source: 9News]

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