Ex-Super League and NRL star Manu Vatuvei takes new career turn despite facing life in jail

Manu Vatuvei Salford

Ex-Super League and NRL star Manu Vatuvei has decided to try his hand at something new after it was revealed that he could face life in prison.

The former New Zealand Warriors and Salford Red Devils winger is still yet to be sentenced for his role in the importation of drugs despite being told to prepare for jail in December of 2021.

Vatuvei admitted importing methamphetamine back in October, which could see him facing life in prison.

Dubbed as ‘The Beast’ for obvious reasons, the 35-year-old was charged with both possessing the drug for supply as well as importing it, though he previously denied the charges.

Vatuvei appeared at Manukau District Court in October 2021 where he admitted a representative charge of importing methamphetamine.

Judge Jonathan Moses convicted the former explosive winger of the charges and granted his application for bail on a curfew, until sentencing this month alongside his brother.

Vatuvei retired from professional rugby league due to injury in 2017, after a career spanning more than 13 years.

The powerful winger played eight games for Salford in Super League over a period of two seasons.

But, now it appears as though Vatuvei has taken a new career turn with the explosion of Non-Fungible Tokens.

Th 35-year-old posted this on his social media page: “Grateful to be part of an awesome community and a great opportunity for you guys to be a part of the @trillionairethugs community.”

“Come through to the discord and see what it’s all about and also have a great team to help you out and understand it. Link is in my bio lesssgooooo.”

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