Ben Cotton - September 6, 2018 - 1:19 pm
Former Warrior Manu Vatuvei is interested in returning to the NRL, as reported by the NZ Herald.
The 32-year old played 226 games for the Warriors between 2004-17 before heading to the Super League’s Salford last August.
However, after suffering an achilles tendon injury during the pre-season, Vatuvei had his contract terminated by the English club.
The New Zealand international recently returned to Auckland to complete his rehab.
“The body is good, it’s just my achilles,” Vatuvei told the NZ Herald.
“So I’ll see how that goes and find out from there, when I start running. After that I will decide if I do a comeback and return to playing, or hang up the boots.” “I’ll like to go back to the Warriors, if I ever come back here, back to the NRL but I’ll see how things go. There’s a lot to get back there.”
Vatuvei’s preference is to play for the Warriors, but is open to rival offers, conceding it would be “very weird” to play against his old side.
“I have to earn that jersey to play on that wing,” Vatuvei said.
“Dave and Ken have been playing outstanding for the Warriors so I would never take that away from anyone else, just because of who I am. I would want to earn the jersey and make sure I deserve it, to represent the boys.”