One-club players are a rarity in the modern rugby league era but David Nofoaluma never planned to play for any side but the Wests Tigers.
Nofoaluma made the decision to re-sign with the Tigers on a four-year deal and remain a Tiger for life.
A local junior, Nofoaluma has been there through all the lows the club has faced including a barren finals run.
If he was going to make the finals, he wants that chance to come with the Tigers, a club he loves and cherishes.
The Campbelltown local has played in 137 NRL games for the Tigers, has scored 74 tries, and could not see himself in anything but Tigers colours.
“This really is the only club for me, and I’m really pleased to be staying on at Wests Tigers,” Nofoaluma said.
“I’ve only ever wanted to play for Wests Tigers, and I can’t thank the club, the Members, and the fans enough for their support for me over the years.”
As the club builds under coach Michael Maguire, Nofoaluma is excited at what lies ahead.
“Pulling on the Wests Tigers jersey has always been a huge honour for me and I’m really excited that it’s something I get to do for many years to come,” Nofoaluma continued.
After a disappointing 2019 season, Nofoaluma burst out of the blocks and maintained his form to move into the elite echelon of wingers.
That pedigree and the improvement he can still make, all pleased coach Maguire.
“I’m really pleased to see David continue his time with Wests Tigers,” Maguire said.
“He has worked extremely hard at his game to continue to improve not only himself but the team as a whole and has grown into one of the senior players at Wests Tigers.”
Maguire also praised Nofoaluma’s love and adoration for the club, as well as his tenaciousness and hard work.
“David has a tremendous love for the club but, more importantly, has a determined desire for it to be successful and continues to work extremely hard to make that happen,” Maguire continued.
“I’m really looking forward to watching him continue to improve over the coming years and play a leading role in the success of this club moving forward.”