Man mountain Vete jumps ship to join Storm
Warriors prop Albert Vete has played his last game for the club after he was granted an immediate release to continue his career with the Melbourne Storm.
The 25-year-old made his debut in round one of 2015 and went on to chalk up 46 appearances in the NRL.
It comes after Stacey Jones and Tony Iro both signed on as Warriors NRL assistant coaches to the end of the 2020 season.
"We really appreciate the contribution Albie has made to the club both on the field and off it," Warriors general manager football Brian Smith said.
"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 made 37 NYC appearances for the Junior Warriors in 2012 and 2013 before joining the club's wider NRL squad in 2014.
In addition to his 46 NRL games, Vete made also 45 appearances for the Warriors in the Intrust Super Premiership.
The Storm also confirmed they have snared Marion Seve (Broncos) and Tom Eisenhuth (Panthers) until the end of 2020.
Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney was delighted to retain the services of Jones and Iro long term.
"Stacey and Tony have done a wonderful job in their roles and in challenging the group to constantly improve," he said.
"They bring tremendous experience with their playing backgrounds and are constantly looking to develop as coaches.
"From a club viewpoint it's also really important that we have some continuity with our football staff so it's terrific that we've been able to keep Stacey and Tony on board."