9 Feb 2011

Vatuvei to return to rugby league this weekend

7:14 pm on 9 February 2011

The giant winger Manu Vatuvei will play his first rugby league match in several months when he returns to the Warriors lineup in a pre season NRL match against Paramatta in Rotorua on Saturday.

Vatuvei broke his arm in October when playing for the Kiwis in the opening Four Nations test against England.

The match should also see brothers Sam and Steve Rapira play together for the Warriors for the first time.

They've never played together for the Warriors despite both being on the club's books previously, before Steve departed to join the North Queensland Cowboys.