NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Jazz Tevaga of the Warriors in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the New Zealand Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Warriors forward Jazz Tevaga has re-signed with the club for a further two seasons, tying him at New Zealand until the end of the 2021 season.

Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney was pleased to see the 23-year old commit to the club.

“We’re thrilled to have Jazz signed for two more seasons,” he told the club website.

“He brings so much to our group with his energy on and off the field.

“He isn’t the biggest forward going around by a long way but that doesn’t bother him. What he offers is intensity and enthusiasm either starting or coming off the bench.

“He certainly gives us tremendous value and it’s wonderful having him around the club.”

Tevaga was named the 2018 Dally M interchange player of the year but has established himself as a starter in recent weeks as he eyes his 50th NRL game this weekend.

He got his opportunity to start after Lachlan Burr was rested against Penrith, coming out wit a massive performance, including making 184 metres from 21 runs along with 50 tackles.

Tevaga came through the Warriors’ development system, originally getting signed after an NYC open trial in 2013 that saw him go on to make his under-20 debut in 2014.

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