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Eels prop Daniel Alvaro

New Zealand Warriors coach Todd Payten is looking forward to welcoming Parramatta duo Daniel Alvaro and George Jennings into camp for the next four weeks.

Eels prop Alvaro and winger Jennings, both 27, will join the Warriors as loan players at their Terrigal base on Sunday and will be eligible to play for the club next week.

"I've spoken to them both and they're super excited. There's some quality there too that should help," Payten said.

"But they need to learn pretty quickly – four or five days – they need to know our calls, understand our structures a little and find themselves in the groove.

"We're delighted to have Daniel and George joining us to boost our stocks in the area where we're the most exposed.

"Daniel has been around for quite a while now and will give us size and quality in the middle of the park while George is a real talent.

"We can't thank Brad [Arthur] and the Eels enough for helping us out."

Eels winger George Jennings.
Eels winger George Jennings. ©Gregg Porteous/NRL Photos

The pair arrive as the Warriors prepare to lose wingers David Fusitu'a and Ken Maumalo and forwards Agnatius Paasi and King Vuniyayawa who will return home for family reasons on Monday.

Alvaro and Jennings follow in the footsteps of Roosters prop Poasa Faamausili and Panthers forward Jack Hetherington who joined the Warriors on loan in the past two months.

"He's settled in really well," Payten said of Hetherington, whom he hopes to retain for another month.

"We decided to get him in recruitment for that very reason: different body shape, an off-load and leg speed through the middle and a lot of aggression.

"He never takes a backward step and I think some of our guys can learn that just be watching how he goes about his business."

Payten's Warriors got to play against Faamausili when they lost a tight one 18-10 to the Roosters at Central Coast Stadium today.

Faamausili played four games with the Warriors, while Hetherington is about to clock up his fourth next weekend.



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