New Zealand Warriors front rower Albert Vete has played his last game for the club after being granted a release today enabling him to continue his career in Australia.
The 25-year-old former Mate Ma’a Tonga international’s midseason move sees him end his Warriors stint with 46 NRL appearances since his debut against Newcastle in round one in 2015.
“We really appreciate the contribution Albie has made to the club both on the field and off it,” said Warriors general manager football Brian Smith.
“He was among a group of young players who came through the system in 2015 and finishes just short of the 50-game milestone. We wish Albie and his family all the best for the future.”
Vete joined the club from a rugby union background, captaining the St Kentigern College First XV to the Auckland secondary schools title in 2011.
He made 37 NYC appearances for the Junior Warriors in 2012 and 2013 before joining the club’s wider NRL squad in 2014. As well as 46 NRL games, Vete made 45 appearances for the Warriors in the Intrust Super Premiership.