Manly’s Jack Gosiewski has signed a new two-year deal with the club, as reported by NRL.com.
It will tie the 25-year old to the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2021 season.
The news comes as Gosiewski faces off with his former side, the Rabbitohs, in this Friday night’s semi final at ANZ Stadium.
The back-rower rose through South Sydney’s junior ranks in 2016, where he was offered a two-year extension.
He knocked it back in hope of getting a better deal, before suffering a torn patella tendon, sidelining him for four months.
Injuries continued to hamper Gosiewski at South Sydney before Manly scooped him up in late 2017.
Now that he’s finally got a clear run of health, the forward is reaping the rewards.
“It’s exciting, we’re in a position where we’re going well this year and we’re not done yet,” Gosiewski told NRL.com.
“It’s great to be on board for the next two years.
“There was a little bit of interest from other clubs, but I didn’t want to move. Des has done such a good job here this year and I’m in the starting side.
“I didn’t want to go to a different club and go back down the pecking order again so my interest was to stay here from the start.”
Gosiewski is still friends with the Rabbitohs boys, which is sure to add a bit of extra spice to the contest.
“I’ve still got mates there, last time we played them I was actually getting into Cody Walker a little bit,” Gosiewski grins.
“It’s exciting coming up against them. I imagine they’ll be trying to get into me and it’ll be the same way.
“He definitely bit back that day. He’s quite easy to stir up, he’s not hard to get a bite out of.
“I won’t say what we getting into each other a bit. It’s all good fun and he’s a very competitive person so that’ll be a good challenge.”