New Zealand Warriors have signed prop Jack Hetherington from Penrith on loan immediately after Poasa Faamausili was recalled by Sydney Roosters.
Faamausili spent a month on loan at the Warriors but has now returned to the Roosters, Hetherington has made 16 NRL appearances to date.
Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan said: “Ivan Cleary (Penrith coach), the Panthers and the NRL have been terrific in making Jack available so quickly after we lost Poasa.
“Jack had a breakout year in 2018 and will give us the qualities we’re looking for, a big man in the middle who carries the ball strongly and is tough defensively.
“As we saw with Poasa, loan agreements have great benefits for both clubs involved.”
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