Manu Ma’u gives three reasons why he has extended Hull stay

Manu Ma'u in action for Hull

Hull back-rower Manu Ma’u has given three reasons why he has signed a new one-year deal with the Super League club for 2022.

The 33-year-old has made 33 appearances for the Black and Whites since arriving from NRL side Parramatta Eels on a two-year contract ahead of the 2020 season.

Ma’u has given three reasons why he has chosen to sign with Hull for another season.

He said: “It was a disappointing end to the year and I was really gutted with the way it finished. I want to stay next year and prove that we can perform at a much better standard, because I know what we are capable of.

“I love playing games here in England because of the atmosphere. You don’t get that in the NRL and it gives you a buzz.

“The derby is something in particular I want to be a part of again. The game in August was my first derby in front of fans. I would love to play in that fixture again and we want to be able to give something back to the fans.”

Ma’u won six caps for birth country New Zealand before switching allegiance to Tonga so he could represent his heritage. He captained Tonga to a historic win over Australia in 2019.

On Ma’u staying at the club, Hull coach Brett Hodgson said:  “Manu has been excellent for us this season. He’s shown some real character and led by example throughout the campaign.

“He’s got better with every game throughout the season and adds some real prowess to our options at back-row.“We’re delighted to have him tied down for another year and to continue to be a really key leadership figure within the group.”

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