Tui Lolohea has rapidly become one of Huddersfield Giants’ most important players in 2022.
The Tongan international signed a three-year deal at the John Smith’s Stadium after departing the Salford Red Devils at the end of 2021 to link up with former boss Ian Watson.
Since then, Lolohea has been a revelation in the claret and yellow, wowing audiences with some incredible skill as well as throwing out almost 30 assists in a brilliant year.
That being said, the 27-year-old does not know whether he will stay in West Yorkshire for longer than his contract and that he will have to take other things into consideration such as family before making a choice on his future beyond 2025.
“I’m really enjoying it, it’s been one of my best years of rugby,” Lolohea said.
“My goal has always been to be a consistent player and I’ve never had that, so this year I think I have been more consistent. I feel like I’m more experienced and can help more.
“I signed a three-year deal and we will see what happens after that.
“This is not home for me as I’m away from family and I’ve been away for four years. I will have to wait until the end (of his contract) and see off the field what is happening before making a decision.”
Lolohea has played a key role in Huddersfield’s rise to the top in 2022 with the Giants now sitting in third place in the Super League table, one point ahead of the Catalans Dragons.
The Giants – and Lolohea – will be in action tomorrow night against Wakefield Trinity with both Lolohea and Ian Watson expecting a tough game against an in-form side that has nothing to lose at present.
Willie Poching has managed to galvanise Trinity against the odds and steer them clear from relegation.