Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Devils Strengthen Pack with Fiji Star

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Devils Strengthen Pack with Fiji Star

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SALFORD have strengthened their pack with the arrival of one of the stars of the Rugby League World Cup, Ben Nakubuwai.

The 21-year-old prop forward featured in every one of Fiji's fixtures as they upset the odds to reach the semi-finals of the competition, shocking New Zealand along the way.

"I am really excited with the signing of Ben as he is an outstanding addition to our group," said Red Devils head coach Ian Watson. "He's a great bloke off the field with an attitude to graft hard for his team-mates on it.

"He made his NRL debut this year and is coming over here to really create a name for himself.

"He is a player in the mould of Petero Civoniceva and it's up to us to help him achieve these high standards that he and the club are striving towards."

Nakubuwai has been recruited from NRL side Gold Coast Titans and Salford hope his visa will be approved in time to make his debut in the January pre-season friendly against local rivals Swinton Lions. …

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