Havili signs with Dragons

Warriors hooker Siliva Havili will play NRL for the St George Illawarra Dragons next season.

The 22-year-old was signed until the end of next season, but will leave as the Auckland-based club continues to realign its NRL squad for the 2016 season.

“We have Issac Luke coming as our No.1 hooker next year, we also have Thomas (Leuluai) who can fill the role and we’ve just extended young Nathaniel Roache to the end of the 2017 season,” Warriors coach Andrew McFadden said.

“We’re happy to see Siliva have an opportunity to develop with another club, but for now he’s very much part of our plans for the rest of this season.”

There is also still an opportunity for veteran hooker Nathan Friend to remain after the club made him a one-year offer for 2016.

Havili, who played more than 50 National Youth Competition games for the club from 2011-2013, made his NRL debut last year and appeared in his 11th match in Sunday’s 24-0 loss to the Sydney Roosters.

Havili made his Kiwis debut in last year’s Anzac Test and was in the 2014 Four Nations squad although he didn’t play a game.

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