After being granted a release to return to rugby union, outside back Ngani Laumape sent a heartfelt message to Vodafone Warriors members and fans thanking them for their support during his time at the club.

"Just want to thank the @nzwarriors for the opportunity that they gave me as 18 year old to come chase a nrl dream.that dream came true a year after being in auckland and always remember that day.thank you to the loyal members and fans that always supported me through my warriors journey.\ud83d\udc4c last but most importantly just want to thank my family for always being there for me through the up and downs.been tough year this year but thankful that I have @mavisfryer by my side this year I don't know what I do without you \ud83d\ude1c\ud83d\ude1c\ud83d\ude02\ud83d\ude02 love you thank everyone for the support mean slot ofa atu \ud83d\ude4c\ud83d\ude4f\ud83d\ude0e❤️\ud83d\udc4a\ud83d\udcaf##TYJ

@Ngani_Laumape on Instagram. July 24, 2015.

 

Laumape scored 11 tries in his 30 games for the Vodafone Warriors over the 2013/14 seasons. After a strong preseason, he suffered an ACL injury that ended his 2015 NRL campaign before it began.