It was not that long ago that Erin Clark found himself in NRL wilderness before a chance with the Gold Coast Titans revitalised his career.
Already contracted for 2023, Clark’s new deal at the Titans runs until the end of 2025.
Clark’s career had a different trajectory to most. His NRL debut came with the New Zealand Warriors in 2017.
From there, he disappeared before the Titans came knocking to sign him.
Primarily a hooker, Clark has recently found a resurgence in form since his move to lock.
Titans coach Justin Holbrook praised Clark for the resilience he has shown in his career and for his transition to lock.
“He’s a great story for rugby league… a good young star coming through that never quite got there,” Holbrook said.
“He then got away from the game and just came up here for an opportunity and got himself really, really fit.
Now he’s become such an important part of our team.”
“Especially in that 13 role, where he’s got great ball skills and he’s very tough and competitive.
Clark was able to make his M?ori All-Stars earlier this year and will have his sights set on a World Cup berth with New Zealand.