RUGBY LEAGUE NEWS:
|Uate a Knight until 2017|
|Written by: Newcastle Knights|
|March 6th 2013 05:33 AM|
Newcastle Knights’ winger Akuila Uate will remain in the red and blue until the end of the 2017 season, after signing a new four-year contract with the Club on Wednesday.
Since arriving at the Knights in 2008, the Australian and NSW representative has established himself as one of the best wingers in the league.
“I love playing for the Knights and am really happy to stay here for the next four-years,” the three-time Dally M Winger of the Year said.
“I can’t imagine playing anywhere else and the decision to re-sign was an easy one.
“Now my future is secured I am even more excited about running on to Hunter Stadium on Monday night.”
Uate has played 90 games for the Knights, scoring 70 tries, 18 of those in 2012.
“There was obviously some interest in Aku from other Clubs, so it is pleasing we have been able to secure him at the Knights for the next four years,” CEO Matt Gidley said.
“As a fan favourite, we know our Members and supporters will be happy to hear this news today.
“Aku is one of the most exciting players in the competition and we look forward to his further development at the Knights.”