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Warriors re-sign Sao, recruit Santo

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/05/2017

Forward Ligi Sao has re-signed with the Warriors until the end of the 2019 NRL season.

After three years and 21 games with Manly, Auckland-born Sao returned home to make his Warriors debut in 2016, but had an injury-hit campaign.

The 24-year-old has been used off the interchange in seven matches this season.

The Warriors have also secured Canberra fullback-wing Zac Santo for the rest of this season and for next year on a second-tier contract.

Santo, 24, made his NRL debut with North Queensland in 2014 and has been used twice at first-grade level since joining the Raiders in 2016.

Sao and Santo will become team-mates almost six years after they were opponents in the NYC grand final in 2011.

Townsville-born Santo scored two tries for the Cowboys in a match which was level 30-30 after 80 minutes before the Warriors took the title with a golden-point field goal.

He is due to start training with his new club on Tuesday.

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