Sosaia Feki makes Championship move

Josh McAllister
Sosaia Feki

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed the signing of Castleford winger Sosaia Feki on an initial two-week loan period. 

Feki, 30, returned to action just weeks ago from a long-term injury. He featured for Castleford’s reserves, scoring in the draw away at Salford. However, he was limited on the numbers of minutes he played in the fixture.

The Tigers have a recall option in place following the fortnight period, after which the loan can continue week by week.

Castleford added in a statement: “As the winger looks to get back to 100%, the loan move to Featherstone will offer him the opportunity to get valuable match minutes in the Championship ahead of consideration for his long-awaited return to Super League action with Castleford Tigers.”

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 last September, 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He originally made the move to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on a three-year deal from 2020.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.

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