Ex-Leeds Rhinos star Ava Seumanufagai back in NRL with Canterbury Bulldogs

Former Leeds Rhinos prop Ava Seumanufagai has reportedly been handed a chance to resurrect his NRL career.

By Peter Smith
Saturday, 13th February 2021, 4:52 pm
Ava Seumanufagai, with ball, celebrates scoring for Rhinos in last year's Cup win over Hull KR. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Ava Seumanufagai, with ball, celebrates scoring for Rhinos in last year's Cup win over Hull KR. Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Former Leeds Rhinos prop Ava Seumanufagai has reportedly been handed a chance to resurrect his NRL career.

The Australian Daily Telegraph newspaper says Seumanufagai is set to join Canterbury Bulldogs for the 2021 campaign..

Seumanufagai arrived at Leeds from Cronulla Sharks in May, 2019 and made 32 appearances before being released from the final year of his contract last December for family reasons.

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A member of Rhinos' 2020 Challenge Cup-winning side, the 29-year-old, New Zealand-born prop spent five seasons with West Tigers before signing for Cronulla in 2018.

His departure was confirmed by Leeds two days after they announced the signing of New Zealand Test front-rower Zane Tetevano from Penrith Panthers.

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