Saints sign NZ Warriors ace on two-year deal

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  • Peyroux starred for the Cook Islands in the 2013 World Cup
  • New signing can play in both centre berth and second row
  • Cunningham hails 26-year-old ace as a ‘proven NRL star’
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Saints have secured the service of blockbusting centre Dominque Peyroux.

The New Zealand Warriors ace can play in the centres and second row and has been capped by both the Cook Island and Samoan.

The 16 st NRL star has also featured in the 2013 World Cup.

Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham said Peyroux would offer cover in a number of positions once he joins for the 2016 campaign.

“Dominique is a versatile player who can cover a multitude of positions,” said Cunningham. “He is a proven NRL player, has a keen eye for the line and will fit well into the systems we have here at the Saints.

“We’re looking forward to him joining us next season.”

He is a proven NRL player, has a keen eye for the line and will fit well into the systems we have here at the Saints

Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham

Peyroux played junior rugby league for the Otahuhu Leopards, Mangere East Hawks and Papatoetoe Panthers before moving to Australia at 15.

He originally signed for Sydney Roosters in 2007 but played for the Newtown Jets before joining the Gold Coast Titans in 2011.

An NRL debut followed in the same year and Dominque went on to play 16 times, scoring three tries, alongside former Saint Anthony Laffranchi.

Dominique then moved to the Warriors for the 2013 season but his debut was delayed when he broke his jaw in a training session.

He made his first of 22 appearances against the Broncos in June 2013.

Internationally, Peyroux has made eight appearances for the Cook Islands, scoring five tries, including two in the 2013 World Cup.

The following season he represented Samoa and was part of their squad for the 2014 Four Nations campaign.