Tim Lafai has had a brilliant 2022.
The Salford Red Devils centre has given a new opportunity at the AJ Bell in 2022. He went on to devastate Super League sides again and again including Champions St Helens guiding the Red Devils to a 40 point win against the Saints.
Unfortunately he was unable to replicate this in the semi-finals but guiding the Red Devils to the semi-finals again was an achievement as was being named in the Super League Dream Team and helping Samoa to the Rugby League World Cup though they were unable to beat Australia at Old Trafford.
At the end of this brilliant year he was awarded a new deal at Salford.
The three-year deal ensures his future at Salford is secure.
Part of what made him so effective in 2022 was his sublime offload game and speaking to the club’s twitter page, he explained where this audacious attacking weapon comes from as he also praised a teammate.
“I guess it comes from back yard footy from when I used to play with my cousins and my brother,” Lafai said.
“As a kid you just carry that throughout your career but it is just having that confidence to produce it and pull it off.
“Also Joe Burgess knowing where to be when it does come off, if I didn’t have him it would be nothing I guess.”