Warriors shock as another gun winger leaves

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A 3rd weapon winger has departed the Warriors successful the abstraction of six months, with Tonga planetary David Fusitu'a being released from the last 2 years of his contract.

The 2018 Dally M try-scorer of the twelvemonth was contracted to the New Zealand-based nine until the extremity of 2023 but has been granted a merchandise to articulation Super League giants the Leeds Rhinos connected a two-year deal.

Fusitu'a's exit follows the departures of superstars Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who had been playing connected a helping by the extremity of his clip astatine the Warriors, and long-time winger Ken Maumalo.

Maumalo was discarded by the Warriors and signed by Wests Tigers successful June, portion Tuivasa-Sheck crossed from the NRL to Super Rugby nine the Auckland Blues successful August.

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Fusitu'a scored 61 tries from 108 NRL games, making him the club's fifth-highest try-scorer successful history.

But injuries, fading signifier and a instrumentality to New Zealand successful 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic constricted him to conscionable 12 matches implicit the past 2 years.

David Fusitu'a has crossed from the Warriors to Super League nine the Leeds Rhinos. (NRL Imagery)

Warriors recruitment guru Peter O'Sullivan wished Fusitu'a the champion successful the Super League.

"David has an accidental to unafraid his aboriginal successful the United Kingdom and wants the accidental to marque a caller start," O'Sullivan said.

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"He has had a hard clip successful 2020 and 2021 but, astatine his best, helium is 1 of the starring extracurricular backs successful the game. Going to the Super League gives him the accidental to rediscover his form.

"... helium has made a immense publication to the club. We convey him for his work and privation David and his household each the champion for the future."

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