Sebastine Ikahihifo

New Zealand Warriors back rower Sebastine Ikahihifo has today had his contract extended to the end of the 2015 NRL season.

Vodafone Warriors general manager football Dean Bell confirmed the club had taken up an option ensuring Ikahihifo’s NRL career runs into a fourth campaign.

The extension follows Ikahihifo’s impressive form in what has been his busiest NRL campaign so far.

On Sunday he’ll make his 11th consecutive appearance of the year to almost double his tally in his first two NRL campaigns in 2012 and 2013.

“Seb has been one of our most improved players this season and he’s clearly relishing the chance to play at NRL level consistently,” said Bell.

“He’s a great example of the benefits of the pathways we can provide to our best local players, coming through our development programme, the NYC and the New South Wales Cup to earn his fulltime NRL contract.”