CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Ken Maumalo of the Warriors in action during the round three NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium on March 24, 2018 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

New Zealand have extended the contract of winger Ken Maumalo until the end of the 2022 season, just weeks after locking down the NRL’s leading try scorer David Fusitu’a until 2023.

Maumalo has played 21 games for the Warriors this season, and made his Test debut for the Kiwis against England in Denver in June.

“I’m so grateful to my family and to everyone at the club for the way they’ve supported me throughout my career so far,” Maumalo told warriors.kiwi.

“It’s a huge privilege to be able to play for the Vodafone Warriors. I owe them so much for giving me the opportunity and showing faith in me.

“I feel a lot better about playing in the NRL now. I’m more relaxed and I am enjoying my footy. That’s the most important thing.”

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney was also pleased to see Maumalo commit to the club long term, and can’t wait to see him grow with Fusitu’a over the coming years.

“It’s wonderful for us knowing we have Ken signed for another four seasons after this,” Kearney told the club’s website.

“He has shown tremendous progress this season with his consistency and attitude. Together with David he gives us so much value at both ends of the field and has plenty of improvement in him.”

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