2017 started well for Jorge Taufua in a season that saw him score 8 tries in 12 games before he suffered an ACL injury that ended his season. That form and his Manly form in past years earned him a new contract, however, with the winger signing on for two more seasons.
With the new deal to keep Taufua on the Northern Beaches until the end of 2019, the winger is pleased and took comfort in the fact that he had the support of coach Trent Barrett throughout his rehabilitation process.
“(Coach) Trent Barrett told me when the injury happened not to worry about my future as he would be looking to keep me and to just focus on the rehab. It put my mind at ease a little bit,’’ Taufua said.
“I’m very grateful for the faith and the support Trent and the Sea Eagles have shown in me. It was a massive relief when the deal was finalised. I love playing for Manly.”
Since making his debut in 2012, Taufua has played in 112 NRL games and the club themselves are pleased to retain him.
“Jorge’s extension is well deserved,” said Manly’s Head of Football Bob Fulton.
“He has been a trojan of this club since 2012 and is certainly part of Trent Barrett’s plans moving forward.”