Three more local league players win contracts in Australia

Toa Samoa could not provide a reply to the Tongan onslaught

The national rugby league team Toa Samoa

Alan Ah Mu

APIA: THURSDAY 2 MAY 2013: Three locally based rugby league players have won brief contracts to play in Australia.

Vailoa Kereti, Leia Saofaiga and Lokeni Perenise left today to try their luck at Nyngan, a club in New South Wales.

Each has three-month contracts.

But they can grab extensions of their contracts if they perform well, said president of Rugby League Samoa, Tagaloa Fa’afouina Su’a.

All three players were amongst five local players picked for the Toa Samoa squad that played Tonga in the ANZAC Day test on 20 April.

Kereti plays for Marist Saints.

He represented Samoa in the South Pacific Games 2007 nine a side tournament.

Saofaiga and Perenise are Letava Bulldogs boys.

Earlier, in March, two other local players secured contracts in Australia, Ionatana Tino and Dave Masoe.

Both might meet up with their fellow countrymen now on their way to New South Wales, because that is where Tino’s and Masoe’s club, Parkes, is also located.