19 Mar 2009

Meli finally gets clearance to return to the field for Leeds

4:07 pm on 19 March 2009

St Helens have been handed a boost ahead of their 2008 Super League Grand Final re-match against Leeds this weekend with former Warriors winger Francis Meli finally being granted a visa.

The 29-year-old, who scored 60 tries in seven seasons with the Warriors, has missed Saints' first five games of the season after his original visa expired while on World Cup duty with Samoa.