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Luke Burgess and Mateo join Salford

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 22/07/2016 Ian McCullough

Manly duo Luke Burgess and Feleti Mateo have signed for Super League club Salford and will link up with their new teammates early next week.

Burgess, who started his career with Leeds, returns home from Sydney having spent six years in the NRL with South Sydney and the Sea Eagles.

Both players have been signed initially for the Super 8s, which start on the first weekend of August, and could potentially become permanent signings.

The duo's arrival will augment a Salford roster that is packed with former NRL players including Robert Lui, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Daniel Vidot, Junior Sau and Justin Carney.

Red Devils coach Ian Watson believes the mercurial Mateo - who played 96 games for the Warriors in four seasons until 2014 - and former England prop Burgess will be able to make a big impact for his side in the business end of the season.

"Feleti is a great addition to our squad, he comes with a wealth of experience at the highest level, and will be able to bring that into the 8s," said Watson.

"Our guys have really stood up during the regular season and bringing in players of Luke's quality will give everybody a boost at this stage."

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