Cade Umaga set for NRL debut with Melbourne Storm
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:33 AM
MELBOURNE Storm were born to blaze a trail, but the champion club will take their mission to new heights should Cade Umaga make his NRL debut next season.
Poaching the son of All-Blacks great Tana Umaga two years ago was a bold enough statement, given the teenager had always dreamed of following his father's footsteps.
And with Cade now halfway through his second NYC pre-season, the ultimate exclamation mark awaits.
Unlike his father, whose rugby league career was abruptly abbreviated by homesickness, the 19-year-old second-rower has settled into Australian life and showed real promise following the completion of last year's under-20s competition.
It's been a remarkable transition for Cade, who was scouted by late Storm recruitment man Dean Bell in his first serious game of schoolboy league for Wellington.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:35 AM
Good to see the Kiwis are moving to League slowly but surely.
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