Becoming a mainstay of the South Sydney Rabbitohs forward pack, Tevita ‘Junior’ Tatola has signed a new long-term deal with the club.
Tatola’s new deal will see him remain in the cardinal and myrtle until the end of the 2024 season.
Since making his first-grade debut back in 2018, Tatola has gone from strength-to-strength.
“Junior has really established himself as one of the up-and-coming front-rowers in the game and his partnership with Thomas Burgess has been a winner for us,” Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison said.
“He is strong defensively and runs hard which is what you need from your front-rowers, but we feel he can go to new levels and further develop his game to become one of the leading props in the NRL.
“We’re all really excited to know that Junior sees his future here in South Sydney and we’re looking forward to watching his continued development over the next four seasons and beyond.”
It was a simple decision for Tatola who believes the club is building well and he wants to be a part of that.
“I’m really happy to be staying at the Rabbitohs,” Tatola said.
“They gave me an opportunity to play in the NRL and I want to give back to the Club for what they’ve done for me.
“I think we have a squad here that can do something special in the years to come so I’m glad I’ll be here until 2024 and hopefully for more years to come after that.”
Tatola also praised the club’s fans and what it means to him to play in front of them.
“I really feel at home here at Souths and I love playing in front of our Members and fans,” Tatola continued.
It’s an honour to play for them and I’ll be working hard with my teammates to deliver success for them over the coming years.”