Maika Sivo future confirmed as Fiji star signs long-term deal

Drew Darbyshire
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Fijian winger Maika Sivo has committed his long-term future to Parramatta, signing a new deal with the NRL club until the end of 2025.

The 29-year-old has scored 67 tries in 83 appearances for the Eels since joining the club in 2019.

Sivo’s extension adds to Parramatta’s recent retentions of Eels juniors Dylan Brown and Will Penisini.

Nadi-born Sivo has won seven caps for Fiji and played in last year’s World Cup, where they fell short to New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

Eels boss delighted to secure services of Maika Sivo

Parramatta general manager of football Mark O’Neill said: “Maika is such a powerful athlete who is not only difficult to contain but he can score tries from almost impossible positions.

“He is one of a handful of players in the NRL who can bring the crowd to their feet during a match. The noise and atmosphere at CommBank Stadium is unforgettable when Maika scores a try.

“With a young family, we are glad that Maika has extended his time at the Eels and we look forward to celebrating more milestones together.”

Elsewhere in the NRL

England international Victor Radley has signed a new deal that will see him stay with Sydney Roosters in the NRL until at least the end of 2027.

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract extension with his boyhood club.

Radley has made 97 appearances in the NRL since making his debut in 2017.

He said: “I can’t imagine myself playing anywhere else, so I’m happy to have my long-term future sorted here at the Roosters.”

Radley pledged his international allegiance to England last year, playing in his first World Cup last autumn.

The loose forward was born and raised in Australia but qualifies to play for England through his father Nigel, who hails from the Yorkshire city of Sheffield.

Radley has won five caps for England so far. He helped Shaun Wane’s side reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, where they fell short to Samoa in golden point extra-time.

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