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Heremaia re-signs with Widnes

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 26/05/2017

Widnes have given veteran half-back or hooker and former Warrior Aaron Heremaia a new contract for 2018.

The 34-year-old New Zealander, who has played more than 250 top-flight games with Widnes, the Warriors, Hull and Leigh, is in his third season with the Vikings and in a four-man leadership group.

"It was an easy decision to extend my time at the Vikings. My family and I love the town and I'm honoured to represent the club," Heremaia said.

"I still feel that I have a lot to offer and I have the same excitement on game days as I did at the age of 18."

Heremaia played 60 games for the Warriors in the NRL between 2009 and 2011 and made one Test appearance, off the interchange bench against Australia in 2010.

Widnes coach Denis Betts says Heremaia is a real asset with his abilities, experience and leadership qualities.

"At a time when we are bringing through young players, it is important to have role models and mentors like Aaron in the team."

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