Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the re-signing of young forward Sitaleki Akauola for another two seasons.
Akauola made his NRL debut in Round 5 of 2013 against the Melbourne Storm, his only top grade game that season, before earning another six NRL appearances so far in 2014.
The 22-year-old can cover a range of positions from back-row to the outside backs and will join the Wests Tigers top 25 squad next year.
The Manurewa junior expressed his delight with the new contact that will see him remain at the Club until the end of 2016.
“I’m really happy with my new deal,” Akauola said. “It has always been a dream of mine to play in the NRL and it’s great to have that opportunity with the Wests Tigers.”
“It’s really pleasing to stay for another two years and my goal is to cement a position in the NRL team through hard-work and consistent performances.”