Former Leeds forward signs deal for new club

Ex-Leeds prop Ava Seumanufagai has signed a two-year contract extension with Canterbury Bulldogs.

The 30-year-old left the Rhinos before the start of the 2021 seasons due to family reasons after making 30 appearances for Leeds. In that time, Seamanufagai won the Challenge Cup and has registered over 120 NRL games.

Bulldogs chief executive Aaron Warburton said: “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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