Fiji star Tariq Sims earns new deal with St George Illawarra

Fiji international Tariq Sims has signed a new four-year deal with St George Illawarra Dragons.

Sims’ new contract will see him remain in the Red V until at least the end of the 2022 NRL season.

The 28-year-old joined the Dragons in 2016 and has since played 57 games for the club, as well as appearing for New South Wales in Origin earlier this year.

On his new deal, Sims said: “The Dragons has always been a club I’ve wanted to play for and represent being from Gerringong.

“To have the chance to extend my time with this special playing group, it was too good an opportunity to go anywhere else.

“Mary [Paul McGregor] is a coach I’ve always wanted to play for and he has always wanted to coach me, which is very important when I first came to the Dragons. I’d like to think I’ve taken my opportunities here at the club with both hands.

“The goal is winning a Premiership, but I can’t wait to help develop the players coming through. To see some of these young kids kick on in their careers from the Under-20s to the NRL in the coming years will be a real highlight.”

Sims represented Fiji at the 2013 World Cup and has earned five caps for the Bati.

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