Siosifa Talakai is ready to get stuck into footy in 2021 as the Cronulla Sharks re-sign him until the 2023 season.
Talakai, who originally joined on a train-and-trial contract, has impressed many Sharks fans since he joined.
In 2020, he was a mainstay of the Sharks side and he gets his first chance in 2021 as he returns from injury.
Talakai is humbled that the club wanted to keep him around and says the shorter deal serves as added fuel and motivation for him to perform every week.
“It’s definitely exciting, humbling, and refreshing to have the club back me and want me back,” Talakai said.
It has been a long time coming for Talakai’s return but he is ready and eager to make the most of it.
“The body is good, but it’s a good pack we’re coming up against and a good test for my shoulder,” Talakai continued.
“I’ve been waiting for this for six months.”