Salford confirm Vatuvei exit

Salford Red Devils have confirmed the early release of winger Manu Vatuvei.

The New Zealand international was off-contract at the end of the year and was set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious Achilles injury at the start of the year.

Dubbed ‘The Beast’, Vatuvei became a member of Ian Watson’s squad after joining midway through last year, despite making just eight appearances.

“Unfortunately, the injury Manu sustained in pre-season meant that he would be out for the full season,” the club’s Director of Rugby & Operations, Ian Blease, said.

“We had hoped that Manu would have played a significant part in our 2018 campaign however we now feel that it is best for both parties for Manu to return home.

“Everyone at the club would like to wish Manu the best of luck for the future.”