Featherstone sign Reni Maitua

Featherstone Rovershave confirmed the signing of utility forward Reni Maitua, with the player signing a two-year deal, subject to visa.

Maitua, 32, has made 174 NRL appearances during his career with Canterbury Bulldogs, Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels.

He has won three caps for Samoa, having been part of their 2013 World Cup and 2014 Four Nations squads.

“This is a massive signing for Featherstone Rovers and a statement of intent by the club,” said Rovers coach Andy Hay.

“His playing record speaks for itself and he brings a wealth of experience to our dressing room. He is a uncompromising leader both on and off the field and will be big asset.

“We’ve done our homework and talked to people who have been working with him recently and he was highly rated.

“I’ve spoken to Reni and he is really eager to join Featherstone Rovers and help us achieve our ambitions of bringing top flight rugby league to the town.

“He has made it clear that he does not see this as a holiday but he wants to prove himself in the UK with Featherstone Rovers.

“He is excited about the new structures in place in our competition and wants to play Super League with Rovers.

“He will not only be an asset on the field but he will be helping to promote the club and lift the profile of Featherstone Rovers.”

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