Meli rules himself out of

NZ Warriors winger Francis Meli has ruled himself out of the rugby league tri-series which starts next month.

Meli is making himself unavailable for the whole series because he says he has had three tough years without rest and he is preparing to move to the UK to join St Helens.

It means young Warriors' winger Manu Vatuvei and the Melbourne Storm's Jake Webster will come into serious contention for the test team.