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MACKAY'S Bureta Faraimos stellar season has just received another boost with the barnstorming winger inking a two-year deal with the Parramatta Eels.

Faraimo returned to Mackay this week only briefly after being an integral part of the USA Tomahawks successful World Cup campaign.

It was at this tournament that Faraimo scored the USAs first ever World Cup try.

Faraimos journey in Mackay Rugby League started in 2011 when he was signed by Wests to play in the local competition.

It was late in that year that Faraimo got the call up to make his Intrust Super Cup debut.

This season was definitely a breakout year for Faraimo. He was named Players Player for the Cutters, became the club's leading try scorer in history and scored two tries in the Intrust Super Cup grand final win.

Despite losing a key member of the 2013 squad, club officials could not be happier.

Cutters CEO Glenn Ottaway spoke highly of his departing star player.

Bureta deserves everything he gets. Through some hard work, he has developed in to a world class winger," Ottaway said.

"The opportunity at the Eels will only turn him in to an even better player. I am sure we will see him in the top side this year.

Ottaway added that the signing again reinforced the definite pathway for players in Mackay.

This is the second NRL contract (also Tyson Andrews) that has been offered to a player from the Cutters who initially started in Mackays local competition," he said.

"It is a real feather in the cap for Wests as both players were initially identified by them.
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