Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have today agreed to a three year contract extension with giant young prop Taniela Paseka.
The 22-year-old’s new deal will see him at the Sea Eagles until at least the end of the 2024 season.
Paseka has emerged as a genuine front rower in his 17 games this season. He has now played 43 first grade matches after making his NRL debut in 2018.
Having joined the Sea Eagles in 2017, he was a member of the NYC premiership winning team alongside fellow Manly first grade players Manase Fainu, Cade Cust, Haumole Olakau'atu, and Tevita Funa.
Sea Eagles Coach Des Hasler welcomed the extended deal for Paseka.
“Taniela has really stepped up this season and we are delighted to have secured his services until the end of 2024 with this new deal,’’ Hasler said.
“For a young player in just his third season in the NRL, I know Taniela will only further improve and will play a major role in our forward pack in the years to come.”
Paseka said he was thrilled with his new contract extension.
“I’m really happy here at Manly. This year has been a real learning curve for me as a young prop in the NRL,’’ Paseka said.
“I know there is a real opportunity for me now to secure a regular starting position at prop and I feel my game is only going to get better with the more matches I play.
“It may have been a tough season for us this year but I know this club is heading in the right direction under Coach Des Hasler and I’m looking forward to playing an even greater part.”