When a player feels comfortable at their current club, they re-sign with them and for Bradford Bulls prop Manase Manuokafoa, he has done that after putting pen to paper on a new deal that will see him stay at the club until the end of 2015.
Although already contracted for next year under his pre-existing deal, the club felt it best to look at keeping him on board a year longer, something the Tongan international was thrilled about.
â€œI want to be a part of the Bulls moving forward under Franny and thatâ€™s why Iâ€™ve signed for another two years,” said Manuokafoa.
â€œThere are a lot of very good home grown players at the club and itâ€™s up to the senior players such as myself to help them come through.
â€œIâ€™m just very happy to extend my stay at Bradford. My wife, my son and I love it here. We love the club and hgh diet are very settled in the area.â€
With a key to any side their forward pack, Bulls coach Francis Cummins says re-signing the man nicknamed ‘Nas’ was important for the club moving forward.
â€œYou need a strong pack to take you forward and to bring in other people such as Garreth (Carvell) is great, but Nas is very important for us too,” said Cummins.
â€œHeâ€™s improved again this year despite the setback of breaking his thumb.
â€œBut he had a good off-season and I reckon heâ€™s going to be even better next year too.â€
Also pleased with the re-signing of Manuokafoa is Bulls owner Omar Khan, whose missed presence due to a broken thumb was felt by the club.
â€œNas has been great for us and we really missed him when he broke his thumb. He is a really good fellow and Iâ€™m delighted heâ€™s staying with us for the next two years,” said Khan.