Fiji test star Brandon Wakeham has found a new club for 2024 in the shape of Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles, who play in the New South Wales Cup.
Where Wakeham’s future lies has been a talking point in both the northern and southern hemispheres over the off-season, but he will ply his trade for Blacktown Workers in 2024, the feeder club of NRL side Manly Sea Eagles.
Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles delighted to secure services of Fijian star Brandon Wakeham
Blacktown Workers general manager of football Todd Darvall says the leadership qualities of Wakeham will be ‘invaluable’ to the team.
Darvall said: “When the opportunity came up to sign a quality half like Brandon, we didn’t hesitate to grab him.
“Brandon has played 40 NRL games through stints at Canterbury and the Wests Tigers. He has also represented Fiji in 10 test matches.
“He will be a key asset in leading our Blacktown team around the field this season. His knowledge and leadership qualities will be invaluable.”
Fiji to host Melbourne Storm, Newcastle Knights pre-season trial in first-ever NRL sanctioned match on the Pacific Island
The historic match will be played at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday, February 24, as part of both clubs’ preparations for the 2024 NRL campaign.
The Melbourne club will spent the week leading into the pre-season trial to connect with the local Fijian community, engaging with schools and local rugby league clubs to provide inspiration and a pathway to youngsters who dream of playing in the NRL one day.
Storm will wear a specially designed training t-shirt during the game week and the match will feature traditional Fijian artwork as a mark of respect for the Pacific Island.