The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have continued to identify the right pieces for their squad next season with the signing of experienced forward Ava Seumanufagai for two more years, keeping him at Belmore until the end of the 2023 season.
The 30 year-old prop has brought some great energy and experience to Belmore, after arriving from Leeds in the Super League, where he played over the past two seasons.
During his time at Leeds he was part of their 2020 Challenge Cup win over Salford.
Seumanufagai, has been in the NRL since 2013, having had stints with both the Wests Tigers and the Cronulla Sharks.
In total he has played 126 NRL games.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Aaron Warburton liked what Seumanufagai brought to a young squad:
“Ava has been a breath of fresh air since he arrived from Leeds. He has had to fight all the way, but has already become a real leader amongst the younger guys and someone who has really led the way in terms of his attitude at training and desire to improve.
This has resulted in him being promoted to the Senior Leadership Group which is testimony to how he is perceived by his fellow players.
He brings some great experience of what is required to succeed at this level and that has rubbed off on the rest of our squad, particularly those starting out on their NRL careers.
We look forward to him now bringing that work ethic and will to win to our group for the rest of this season and beyond.”
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