Official: Mickey Paea off to England

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mickey says he is definitely going

    Newcastle veteran Mickey Paea will return to England at the end of the year.

    The 31-year-old confirmed he’s on the verge of signing what will be his last deal, likely with Hull FC, which means he’ll finish his professional career overseas.

    “I’m trying to sort something. I’m definitely going to the UK,” Paea told Private Ryan.

    “I have to narrow my options down now and get it sorted. I’ll know more over the next few days and then I can just focus on doing my job for the Knights.”

    The Tongan international made his NRL debut for the Roosters in 2005 and enjoyed stints with the Dragons, Bulldogs and now Knights.

    He also spent two seasons in the Super League with Hull KR and Hull FC.

    With his career coming to a close, Paea admits it’s a goal of his to run out for Tonga at the World Cup at the end of the year.

    “It’s in the back of the mind,” he said.

    “If I’m needed I’d like to play for Tonga again. I have in the past and I know how good those camps are. I can see a lot of good young kids coming through who are quality players.

    “If I’m required, I’d take it with two hands.”


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  2. Tubby

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    Should've played more footy the last 2 years. If Browny was happy to play guys like Wardle and Starling who will likely not be here next year than he should've played Paea
     
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    Brown played the inexperience card for almost 2 years yet Paea whilst no World beater hardly got a run in firsts. Must have shat in Brownie's letterbox.
     
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    Paea is bloody average, not as if he was going to do anything besides cost someone with potential first grade experience.
     
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