Castleford winger Sosaia Feki has joined Championship side Sheffield Eagles on a two-week loan signing.
The former Cronulla Sharks has struggled with injuries since making the move to Super League with the Tigers.
It will be his second loan move to the Championship, having joined Featherstone on loan earlier in the year. He featured for Castleford’s reserves before then, scoring in the draw away at Salford. However, he was limited on the numbers of minutes he played in the fixture.
Eagles director of rugby Mark Aston said: “We’re extremely pleased to be bringing in Sosaia on a loan deal.
“He was outstanding in the NRL, which is obviously the reason why Cas signed him but he has had a torrid time with injuries.
“We’re more than happy to be giving him a shot in the Red and Gold.
“He is good friends with QLT (Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e) and that always helps when you come into a new environment.”
Sosaia Feki Super League stint troubled by injuries
Injuries have limited Feki to just one appearance so far since making the switch to England in 2020.
He suffered a pre-season injury that delayed his Super League debut in 2020. He limped out of the Tigers’ pre-season friendly against Toronto in January 2020 with a torn calf and went on to aggravate the injury in training.
When he eventually made his debut, in a Challenge Cup tie against Hull, he went off after 24 minutes with a knee injury and did not play again in 2020.
In 2021, the Tongan international suffered another setback. Castleford confirmed that the 2016 NRL Grand Final winner ruptured his Achilles tendon in training.
He originally made the move to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on a three-year deal from 2020. Born in Auckland, he came through the ranks at New Zealand Warriors but has won two caps for Tonga.
He spent seven years at Cronulla Sharks, having made his debut in 2013 against Newcastle Knights on the wing.