USA winger given NRL opportunity

USA winger Bureta Faraimo has been rewarded for his World Cup form, with Parramatta signing him on a two-year deal.

Faraimo, 23, scored the Tomahawks first every RLWC try in their opening win over the Cook Islands, and he will join up with international teammate Joseph Paulo at the Eels.

Born in New Zealand, Faraimo moved to Australia in 2011 to play half a season with Wests Tigers Mackay, before signing for Mackay Cutters, where his form ultimately earned him a call-up to the World Cup.

The 6 foot, 17 stone winger is delighted to have been given a chance in the NRL and he had this to say:

“The opportunity was there, I grabbed it with two hands and I’ll just be moving forward from now on.

“I’m just happy I can get a start somewhere, and hopefully things will change down there as well.”

The 2013 Mackay Cutters Players’ Player of the Year will take part in his first Parramatta training session on Monday.

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