30 Aug 2013

Steve Rapira leaving Warriors

5:55 am on 30 August 2013

Utility forward Steve Rapira will leave the Warriors at the end of this season to take up a two-year contract with Salford in the English Super League.

A member of the club's foundation Youth side in 2008, Rapira spent two seasons with the North Queensland Cowboys before returning home to link up with older brother Sam at Mount Smart Stadium.

A cruel run of injuries has limited Rapira to just 14 NRL appearances in his three years with the Warriors, his 2013 plans ended by an ACL knee injury when playing for the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup in April.