Our take: Australian media outlets have closely followed the paths of NRL players who have chosen to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This article on Lagi Setu is another example.
With Lagi Setu restricted to one hour of Internet access a month and no phone calls while serving an LDS Church mission, negotiations for his return to the NRL were more drawn out than most before the former Dragons and Broncos forward signed with Melbourne Storm.
In doing so, Setu rejected offers from a number of NRL and Super Rugby clubs —including St. George Illawarra, where he began his career in 2008.
After two years away from the game, the 24-year-old felt the Storm offered a better opportunity to resurrect his career as it is losing back-rowers Sika Manu (Panthers), Todd Lowrie (Warriors) and Rory Kostjasyn (Cowboys) at the end of the season.
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