Championship club awards deal to former Salford Red Devils forward

York City Knights are looking forward to the play-offs after missing out last season.

The City Knights are set to take on Halifax Panthers at the Shay in the first week of the play-offs in a do or die encounter between two teams who recruited well prior to the season and that recruitment has led to strong seasons.

That’s despite their record breaking loss to Leigh by 100-4. Determined to rewrite that wrong, York are not only planning to push hard in the play-offs as well as in 2023 and have taken the first step by securing the future of one of the Championship’s highest profile forwards in Pauli Pauli.

After stint at Parramatta and Newcastle in the NRL, the powerful runner joined Wakefield in 2018 helping Trinity to finish in the top five for only third time in Super League.

In 2019 he again stuck it out in Belle Vue, but enjoyed a month’s loan at Salford where he clearly made a good impression joining permanently in 2020 where he played a key role in taking the Red Devils to a first Challenge Cup Final in decade.

He stayed at the club in 2021 before being tempted by the exciting project at York under one of the league’s best young coaches.

Having figured for the Knights in 2022 and is now set to remain at the club in 2023 as they continue to develop as a club.

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