Injury forces early termination of Manu Vatuvei’s contract with Salford

first_imgAfter playing the side’s final eight matches of 2017, Vatuvei has taken no part in the current Super League season after severely damaging his Achilles tendon in a freak training accident in February.His contract was set to expire at the end of this season, but the 32-year-old will part ways with the Red Devils immediately.”Unfortunately, the injury Manu sustained in pre-season meant that he would be out for the full season,” said Salford director Ian Blease.”We had hoped that Manu would have played a significant part in our 2018 campaign however we now feel that it is best for both parties for Manu to return home.”Everyone at the club would like to wish Manu the best of luck for the future.”Despite the premature exit, the Tonga international would have had a deal struck to ensure full pay-out as per the terms of his original contract.It’s unclear where the man known as “The Beast” goes from here, but a return to his beloved Warriors, for who he scored 152 tries through 226 appearances, would seem unlikely.last_img read more

Fire destroys Angoy’s Avenue house, arson suspected

first_imgA fire of unknown origin on Thursday evening destroyed a two-storey house at Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, leaving a family of seven homeless.The aftermath of the fireThe fire was first seen sometime after 23:00h on Wednesday. At the time of the fire, the house did not have any electricity and the occupants were not at the house. They had reportedly left the home about a week ago.A relative, Clebert Benjamin, told Guyana Times that he was awakened and given the news of the fire. As he rushed to the scene, he saw a unit from the Guyana Fire Service in New Amsterdam putting out the blaze.He explained that the firefighters initially had difficulty accessing water from a dried-out trench and had to resort to a canal one street away.However, he noted that by the time they were able to access water, the building was already flattened.“They come without water so by the time they get water it was too late,” he said. Some reports suggested that a window was seen open at the side of the building and it is believed that the fire might have been deliberately set.An investigation has been launched into the origin of the fire.last_img read more