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Sport Former NZ Warrior Kata joins Brumbies

11:25  16 october  2019
11:25  16 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Former Warrior Solomone Kata has quit rugby league and will take up a two-year deal with the Brumbies in Super Rugby. The 24-year-old was given a release from his contract midway through this season after losing his spot at centre to Patrick Herbert. He moved to the Storm

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Solomone Kata © Getty Images Solomone Kata Tonga and New Zealand rugby league international Solomone Kata has switched codes to join the Brumbies.

The 24-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Canberra-based Super Rugby franchise, having previously played in the NRL with the New Zealand Warriors and Melbourne Storm.

Capped six times by Tonga, and on five occasions by the Kiwis, the utility back has been signed from 2020 to add depth to the Brumbies backline.

"He is a point of difference player with a physical profile to add to our squad," said Brumbies coach Dan McKellar.

"He is a very powerful and dynamic footballer who has the ability to stress any defensive line.

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Former Warriors centre Solomone Kata is walking away from rugby league, and will instead pursue a reported switch to rugby union. The report adds Kata will put pen to paper within days, and the Brumbies see him as a similar prospect to Ngani Laumape, who went from the Warriors to the All

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"At this stage we see him as a utility back and we will be open minded about the position he plays."

Kata, who scored 45 tries in 93 matches for the Warriors, joins the Brumbies from the Storm, where he did not make a first grade appearance.

"I have heard very good things about the Brumbies and how they have developed their players ... I can't wait to get to Canberra to start my professional rugby union career," Kata said.

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