Retaining the cream of the crop among your youngsters is crucial for any club, something that the New Zealand Warriors have done for years now and that trend has continued.
The club has re-signed David Fusitu’a for a further three seasons and promising half Ata Hingano until 2016.
Both are talented players and with Fusitu’a having played first-grade already and performing admirably, his ability has been on show for all to see.
For Hingano, he was one of the youngest players to play in the Holden Cup when he was given a start just after his 17th birthday.
The half has performed consistently for the Warriors side over the last couple of seasons and as a result, was named as the 2014 Counties Manakau Young Sportsman of the Year.
For the club themselves, they were quick to re-sign the duo who they see has future talents among the club system.
David and Ata are highly regarded by our coaching staff and are certainly two players we see having a big future with the club,â€ said Vodafone Warriors general manager football Dean Bell.
â€œTheyâ€™re local products who have come through our system, both of them making significant progress this year.
â€œDavid has already underlined his ability at NRL level while Ata showed what he is capable of despite being the youngest player in our NYC side.â€