In what was a tumultuous year for the Wests Tigers, Joe Ofahengaue was one of the few consistent players the side had in 2022.
Now, in a boost for the club, the veteran forward has re-signed with the Tigers until the end of the 2025 season.
Since joining the Tigers in 2021, Ofahengaue has played in 47 NRL games for them and 152 NRL games in his career.
Despite the tough year, Ofahengaue is more than pleased to stay and is looking forward to what lies ahead for the Tigers under coach Tim Sheens.
“I’m really pleased to extend my stay at the club after what has been a difficult year for all of us,” Ofahengaue said.
“It’s an exciting period ahead for Wests Tigers and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
“I love this place and I’m looking forward to the next phase of my career under Tim and his team.”
With the Tigers a club key on junior development, coach Tim Sheens says Ofahengaue has played a part in developing and mentoring that next young crop of forwards.
“We’ve brought several younger players through the pathways this season, with more to come, and Joe has played a role in their development,” said Sheens.
”He’s a player they look up to and are comfortable going to for advice.
“I look forward to working closely with Joe over the coming years.
“Like the younger guys, he too is always challenging himself to improve, and that’s exciting for all of us.”