Uaisele arrives at Featherstone

New Featherstone signing Etu Uaisele arrived in the country earlier this week to join up with his new team-mates.

Uaisele, 29, landed at Manchester airport on Monday and was soon at the Big Fellas Stadium to meet head coach John Bastian and be shown around the new club’s new Centre of Excellence.

He said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Featherstone Rovers for making me feel welcome and for Craig who met me at the airport on our arrival. 

“Ever since I agreed to join Featherstone we have been supported really well. My first impressions of the club are great and I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates properly at training this evening and getting started.”

A Tongan international, Uaisele played three times at the 2008 World Cup and also in the test match against Samoa last year.

The winger has made 30 appearances in the NRL for Parramatta and Penrith, who he left at the end of 2012 before a spell in the New South Wales Cup with Wyong Roos.

Rovers Chief Executive Craig Poskitt said: “It is great to finally meet Etu and his family. Despite the long journey Etu was keen to get started straight away and get a feel for the club. He’s struggling a bit with our Yorkshire accents but I am sure he will pick up the local twang quickly.”

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