Saifiti brothers sign monster new contracts

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Daniel and Jacob Saifiti person extended their respective contracts with the Newcastle Knights.

The pair, who person some represented Fiji, debuted successful the aforesaid lucifer successful 2016. NSW Blues enforcer Daniel has signed a monster five-year woody that volition support him astatine the Knights until the extremity of the 2026 season, portion Jacob has signed until the extremity of 2024.

"From the infinitesimal I arrived successful Newcastle, I saw 2 young blokes who enactment truly hard and are bare to perpetually amended themselves," said Knights manager Adam O'Brien.

"After a pugnacious commencement to their NRL careers, it would person been casual for them to beryllium beaten down. However, they chose to excavation successful and bash each they could connected and disconnected the tract to beryllium amended and that shows successful what benignant of players they've become."

Daniel has been a cardinal subordinate of Brad Fittler's NSW broadside implicit the past 3 seasons, but missed Game Three connected Wednesday with a rib injury.

"Daniel is 1 of the astir elite beforehand rowers successful the crippled and an important subordinate of our enactment group. He has a beardown carnal beingness and leads with actions," O'Brien said.

NSW front-rower Daniel Saifiti reaches for a try. (Getty)

"Jacob is ever truly bare to amended and is precise overmuch his ain man. He's determined to acceptable his ain way and is ever aft continual improvement. His team-first actions pb the mode amongst the squad each week."

Daniel says the accidental to proceed alongside his duplicate member is 1 helium couldn't walk up.

"Jacob and I person been playing unneurotic since we were 8 years old, truthful it's large to unafraid this caller woody alongside him," helium said.

"I've been truly fortunate to play astatine the highest level, but I complaint captaining this nine arsenic my highest achievement.

"I'm truly blessed with the absorption the club's going and I'm keen to beryllium a portion of it."

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