Fiji star Marcelo Montoya joins New Zealand Warriors

New Zealand Warriors have signed Fiji international Marcelo Montoya from Canterbury Bulldogs on a two-year deal.

The 24-year-old has scored 19 tries in 54 NRL appearances since making his first team debut for the Bulldogs back in 2017. He has earned eight caps for Fiji.

Montoya has the distinction of being the only player of South American heritage to appear in the NRL’s 112-year history, with him having Chilean heritage on his father’s side.

Warriors coach Nathan Brown said: “I’ve long been a fan of Marcelo and really look forward to coaching him.

“Marcelo has the desire and ethic we are looking for at the Vodafone Warriors.

“He is keen to improve as a player and has the desire and ethic we are looking for at the Vodafone Warriors.

“Marcelo can play wing and centre equally as well and is great under the high ball.

“He will provide competition to the outside back positions in our squad and we believe we can help take his game to a new level as he gets a fresh start at our club.”

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