His spot was reportedly under siege but the New Zealand Warriors want to keep Jazz Tevaga around, signing him on a new two-year deal.
Despite interest from other clubs, Tevaga and the Warriors agreed to a deal as he nears 100 NRL games for the club.
Should he reach the milestone of 100 games in 2022, he will be just the 27th Warrior to achieve it.
The new contract comes as a reward for Tevaga who drew praise from Warriors head coach Nathan Brown.
“Jazz has been really consistent in his training and the way he has played this season,” he said.
“I’ve been impressed with the way he’s gone about improving his game and what he brings in terms of team dynamics.
“Every area the coaches have asked him to improve he’s worked on and we’re seeing good results.”
A versatile player, Tevaga has often shifted between hooker, lock, or coming off the bench and he could not be happier to stay at the Warriors.
“I always wanted to stay here. I love the club and I love where we’re headed,” said Tevaga.
“I’m just glad to have my future sorted out now so I can get on with the rest of the season.”