Sam Tagataese

Sam Tagataese

In a boost to the Cronulla Sharks forward depth hard hitting front rower Sam Tagataese has agreed to a new two year contact with the club.

In arguably the most consistent form of his career, Tagataese has become a mainstay of the forward pack in 2013 throughout what has been a difficult year injury-wise for the Sharks.

The new contract for the 26-year-old, which was announced at the same time as he received a man of the match award for his game against the Panthers on Sunday at the post-match presentation, will see Tagataese remain in Sharks colours until at least the end of the 2015 season.

“I’m pleased to have finalised the new contract and happy to be at the Sharks for another two years,” Tagataese said at the team recovery session on Monday. “Having two more years gives me and my family some security knowing where my future will be which is also a good thing for me.”