The Canterbury Bulldogs are in a rebuild and retention is crucial, as the club re-signed Ava Seumanufagai, one of their current props.
Seumanufagai, who has enjoyed a steady run of form since joining the Bulldogs, has signed a new two-year deal.
Since arriving from Leeds, Seumanufagai has offered plenty of starch off the bench to a relatively young forward pack.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Aaron Warburton praised Seumanufagai’s impact since his arrival.
“Ava has been a breath of fresh air since he arrived from Leeds,” Warburton said.
He has had to fight all the way but has already become a real leader amongst the younger guys and someone who has really led the way in terms of his attitude at training and desire to improve.”
Warburton also praised Seumanufagai’s leadership and experience, as two key factors in the re-signing.
This has resulted in him being promoted to the Senior Leadership Group which is testimony to how he is perceived by his fellow players,” Warburton continued.
“He brings some great experience of what is required to succeed at this level and that has rubbed off on the rest of our squad, particularly those starting out on their NRL careers.”