Bursting onto the scene at the start of the year and impressing many, Sione Katoa will remain at the Cronulla Sharks.
The new contract extension will see Katoa stay with the club until the end of the 2020 season.
The winger is pleased to have his future sorted and just wants to let footy do the talking.
“I’m enjoying playing in the Sharks NRL side with so many experienced players and I’m grateful for the opportunity I’m being given,” Katoa said.
“I just want to go out, do my job and not let the boys down. Hopefully that’s been happening and I can keep doing that.
“I’m excited about the rest of this year and looking forward to the next two seasons as well.”
Tongan in heritage, Katoa’s feats in the Holden Cup were impressive; 44 tries from 49 games for the Sharks.
In the end, it was his form, hard work and commitment that made him too good to pass up for a wing spot in round one.
“It’s important that we retain the talented young players we have at the club and we are very pleased to have Sione around for at least two more years,” Cronulla Sharks coach Flanagan said.
“He was a part of a very good NYC team last year, was the leading try-scorer in that competition and made the Holden Cup team of the year.
“While it’s only early days, he gives every indication that he will develop into a quality first grade player and enjoy a long and successful career.”