SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: David Nofoaluma of the Tigers celebrates after scoring a try during the round 23 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Gold Coast Titans at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

David Nofoaluma commits to Wests Tigers

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.

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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), Tuimoala Lolohea (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Ben Matulino (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2019), Russell Packer (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2021), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings, 2019), Alex Twal (Parramatta Eels, 2020), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2018)
2018 Losses: Matt Ballin (retired), Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm), Jordan Rankin, Ava Seumanufagai (Cronulla Sharks), James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Re-Signed: Josh Aloiai (2019), Luke Brooks (2019), Michael Chee-Kam (2019), Jacob Liddle (2019), Matt McIlwrick (2019), David Nofoaluma (2021), Moses Suli (2020)
Off Contract 2017: Joel Edwards, Tim Grant, Watson Heleta, Justin Hunt, Jamal Idris, Jack Littlejohn, Kyle Lovett, Kevin Naiqama

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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Thank god he re-signed with the tiggers. After his defensive display in Monday, glad the Eels didn’t pursue him. We have enough defensive issues without Nofa.

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