The re-signings have continued, this time it is the Parramatta Eels doing so, with the announcement that boom youngster Jacob Loko has re-signed with the club until the end of the 2015 NRL season.
At one stage, it looked like Loko might not be able to get back into first-grade after a horror run with injuries in 2011, but through had work, determination and a desire to play, he forced his way back into first-grade, fast becoming a fan favourite at the Eels.
For the local junior, who grew up in Western Sydney and came through the Eels junior ranks, he could not imagine playing for any other club in the NRL.
“I grew up in Western Sydney and I never ever thought about playing anywhere else,” Loko said.
“I am really proud that I played Harold Matthews, SG Ball and NYC for the Eels and now play in the NRL for the team I love. While the results arenâ€™t there yet, under Ricky we have a bright future.â€
Equally impressed with the re-signing, is Eels CEO Ken Edwards, who says that the skills Loko possesses at just 20 years of age, are a great sign of the future for both he and the club.
“Jacob is not only a fine player,” Edwards said.
“He’s a young man who values loyalty and family, and who has made it clear how much he wants to stay a part of Western Sydney and the Parramatta Eels.
“Weâ€™re fortunate to have him as part of the Eels family until at least the end of 2015.”