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Wellington-born outside back Bureta Faraimo will join the Vodafone Warriors from the Parramatta Eels this week after being signed as injury cover for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old, who can play both centre or wing, has starred for Wentworthville in the Intrust Super Premiership this year and leads the competition with 14 tries.

Faraimo made 15 appearances for the Eels in 2015 and, through his American Samoan descent, represented America at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

“We’ve signed Bureta on a short-term deal,” Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Tony Iro said.

“At this stage, he’s planning on heading to the UK next year so he’s only on our books until the end of the season.

“He wanted to come home and we feel he gives us some really good cover in our outside backs if we need it.”