Posted by / 17-Apr-2020 01:03


It has been a long and disrupted journey for the Warriors junior, who played one game for the Bulldogs and had stints at the Wests Tigers and Broncos before returning to Auckland in 2016.

The 28-year-old struggled with injury early in his career but has been a regular in the Warriors pack over the last two seasons, with Sunday's match against the Storm his 13th this year.

Iconic Brazilian flip-flop brand Havaianas has launched a new global campaign with Colombian superstar Maluma and Brazilian singer Lellêzinha.

The campaign includes an exclusive trilingual song performed in Spanish, English and Portuguese titled “Let’s Summer” (Veraneemos) and a music video that was shot in Rio De Janeiro.

But with Maumalo back from a knee complaint, the Kiwis international has dropped to the interchange bench with Gerard Beale preferred at right centre, where Hiku was originally named last week before a late switch. Although, he has been retained on the extended bench which includes prop Bunty Afoa, who has made an earlier than expected recovery from a dislocated elbow.

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Hiku bounced back from a horror night against the Panthers two weeks ago with a strong display on the left wing during Sunday's 26-6 win over the Broncos.

The Storm have won the last five games against the Warriors, including a 50-10 thumping on Anzac Day this year.

They welcome back State of Origin stars Billy Slater, Josh Addo-Carr, Will Chambers, Cameron Munster and Felise Kaufusi after missing last week's close win over Manly.

The single is already available in streaming services and the video will be released online this week.

In addition, a TV spot will air in Colombia, Brazil and Spain, while the U.


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