Super League: Kevin Locke to see out 2014 season with Salford after securing NRL release
Last Updated: 09/06/14 10:05pm
Full-back Kevin Locke is set take in the rest of the 2014 Super League season with Salford after securing an early release from NRL side New Zealand Warriors.
Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash announced the capture of the New Zealand international last month, with the 25-year-old penning a three-year contract from next season onwards.
Today we have agreed terms for Kevin Locke to join us immediately. We are just awaiting his visa.
However, after finding himself out of favour at the Warriors, Locke has now reached an agreement that will see him fast-track his move to England.
Locke, who played in November's World Cup final for the Kiwis but missed the start of the NRL season with a knee injury, failed to regain his place from former Wigan full-back Sam Tomkins which led an alleged fall-out with coach Andrew McFadden.
"Today we have agreed terms for Kevin Locke to join us immediately," Koukash said on Twitter. "We are just awaiting his visa.
"Would really like to thank the NZ Warriors for their cooperation on this and look forward to a successful relationship with them."
Locke has played 89 games for the Warriors after making his debut against Wests Tigers in 2009 and has scored 26 tries over his six-year career.
Salford, who play relegation favourites Bradford on Sunday, are currently without full-back Jake Mullaney through injury and have lost the services of replacement Greg Eden after he was recalled from his loan spell by Hull KR.