The Wests Tigers have announced that winger David Nofoaluma has signed a new, long-term, agreement with the club.
The new deal will see Nofoaluma remain with Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2021 season.
The former Australian Schoolboy has played 70 NRL games for Wests Tigers since making his debut in Round 10 of the 2013 season, achieving a number of representative honours.
Nofoaluma said he was excited to be extending his stay at Wests Tigers for at least the next four seasons.
“I can focus on footy now and focus on giving my whole attention to the team,” he said.
“I started off coming through Wests Tigers as a local junior, and I think to stay here is something special. I will always have this Club as a part of me, and I will cherish that forever.
“I know what we’re building here and the culture that’s coming along under Ivan Cleary,” said Nofoaluma.
“He wants to make me an even better player than what I am, and I like that. I like learning new things off other people and I’m excited to learn off him and see how he can improve me even further.”
Wests Tigers 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Mahe Fonua (Hull FC, 2019), Tyson Gamble (2019), Heath Gibbs (2018), Pita Godinet (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Tuimoala Lolohea (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Benji Marshall (Brisbane Broncos, 2018), Ben Matulino (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Sam McIntyre (2018), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Thomas Mikaele (2018), Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2019), Russell Packer (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2021), Robbie Rochow (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Dylan Smith (2018), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings, 2019), Alex Twal (Parramatta Eels, 2020), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2018)|
|2018 Losses: Matt Ballin (retired), Joel Edwards (released), Justin Hunt (retired), Jamal Idris (retired), Jack Littlejohn (Salford Red Devils), Kyle Lovett (Leigh Centurions), Jeremy Marshall-King (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm), Jordan Rankin (Huddersfield Giants), Ava Seumanufagai (Cronulla Sharks), Moses Suli (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Junior Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs), James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)|
|Re-Signed: Josh Aloiai (2019), Luke Brooks (2019), Michael Chee-Kam (2019), Matthew Eisenhuth (2019), Tim Grant (2018), Jacob Liddle (2019), Matt McIlwrick (2019), Kevin Naiqama (2018), David Nofoaluma (2021), Moses Suli (2018), Elijah Taylor (2020)|
|Off Contract 2018: JJ Felise, Heath Gibbs, Pita Godinet, Tim Grant, Benji Marshall, Esan Marsters, Sam McIntyre, Thomas Mikaele, Kevin Naiqama, Dylan Smith, Sauaso Sue, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak|
Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said he looked forward to working with Nofoaluma over the coming seasons.
“It’s great news for Wests Tigers that David has committed to the club for the next four seasons,” he said.
“David’s in a great position now where he can help lead this club into the future and help it reach its potential.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said he was impressed with the way that Nofoaluma was developing both on and off the field.
“David is an amazing talent, one that not only excites our fans but Rugby League fans in general,” he said.“He’s a great player to have in the game and is continuing to develop in all areas.
“David’s growth off the field is the one thing that continues to impress me and having him a part of the club for the next four years is something to be excited about. It’s exciting not only for his team mates and the club but for all Wests Tigers Members and fans,” said Pascoe.