Jacob Saifiti commits future to Newcastle Knights

Jacob Saifiti has signed a two-year contract extension with Newcastle Knights.

The 24-year-old has made 64 appearances for the Knights to date and has earned seven caps for Fiji on the international stage.

Saifiti said: “I made it clear to my manager from the start that I didn’t want to leave and that Newcastle is home to me. It’s where I want to spend the rest of my career.

“I want to make our coach Adam O’Brien proud. He’s put a lot of faith in me and given me confidence to play consistent football this year.

“I have stability for me and my partner, I’m only an hour away from home and in the end, it was an easy decision.”

Knights coach Adam O’Brien added: “What he’s done on the field has been outstanding and his best footy is still in front of him.

“He debuted young and has been through some tough years. A lot of people forget that he’s only in his early 20s.

“In a perfect world, you’d like to keep this entire roster together but keeping Jacob and Daniel together long-term was of high importance to me. Not only because of the bond they share as brothers but the bond they both have with the group.

“Jacob could’ve easily got more money elsewhere, but he’s remained loyal to his team-mates and club. With traits like that, he’s someone who will feel the rewards of his loyalty down the road.”

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