David Fusitu’a has come a long way in a few short years and good form has seen the New Zealand Warriors re-sign him until the end of 2023.
With his new deal set to put Fusitu’a in elite company as a 10-season Warriors player, it is his current form that has everyone talking.
That form has seen his fellow peers place him as the second best winger in the game based on the 2018 players poll.
It was a no-brainer for the Warriors club who have seen just how good Fusitu’a has become since his 2014 debut.
“Retaining David was a priority for us and we’re thrilled to see him staying here long-term,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney.
“There’s no question he has made tremendous progress, especially over the last two seasons.”
Even more pleasing from Kearney’s perspective is that Fusitu’a is justifying his selection on a weekly basis.
“He provides wonderful value for us in all respects,” said Kearney.
“He’s a player the club has put a lot of work into to develop into a high-quality footballer and he is repaying the faith we have always had in him.”
Fusitu’a was just grateful the club believed in him.
“I’m thankful to the club for having faith in me,” he said.
“I grew up always wanting to be a part of the Vodafone Warriors and I’m committed to seeing this club succeed and doing something special here.
“This is where I want to be.”