Seta Stays

Setareki Raumakita of Plymouth Albion goes over for a try during the National Division One match, between Plymouth Albion and Hull Ionians at the Brickfields Recreation Ground, on March 4th 2017, Plymouth, Devon, UK.

Albion’s Seta Raumakita has signed a new deal to keep him at Brickfields for the next two years.

Seta is primarily a winger but can also play in the back row or centre and made his Albion debut last season. Albion player/coach Kieran Hallett is happy to have signed him for another two seasons and said the deal was pretty quick and simple.

“We started talking to him a couple of weeks ago,” said Kieran. “He was pretty keen to get it signed. He was keen to stay. We wanted him and he was keen to stay so it was all done pretty quickly in the end. He works – his day job is as a marine based down this way so all in all it was pretty quick and simple to do.”

Seta’s most recent involvement for Albion was at Brickfields against Hull Ionians on Saturday 4 March, when he came on as a substitute and scored a try moments into being on the pitch to extend Albion’s lead. Seta had been out with an injury until his return against Hull.

“He’s been injured,” said Kieran. “He tweaked an ACL and he has had a hamstring injury but normally this time of year he would be away playing with the Navy.

“I think he played really well. Like I said he had been out for a while before that. He came back in and scored with his first touch which is always great. He is a great bloke to have around. He is a popular member of the squad. I am happy that he is signing and that he wants to be with us another two years at least.”

Seta has represented the Combined Services and the Royal Navy and has also previously played for Taunton, Plymouth Argaum and Devonport Services. He is one of the more experienced members of Kieran’s young side and Albion’s player/coach is happy to have him in his side.

“He has been at the club for a few years now,” said Kieran. “He is racking up the appearances which is good. He is a great player for us. He adds a real physical edge to what we are trying to do in attack and defence. It is great to have him on board.”