Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce that the one-year option in Tim Lafai’s contract has been taken up, meaning the centre will remain a Red until at least the end of 2023.
Arriving at the Club in January as the second signing of head coach Paul Rowley’s reign, Lafai, who is sponsored by has impressed in his first season in the Betfred Super League.
The centre, who has 10 years of NRL experience and has represented Samoa 17 times, including 9s competitions, has been one of Salford’s most consistent players this year.
Paul Rowley commented: “We’re really pleased to have Tim extend his stay at the club. Myself, the staff and all the players really appreciate Tim as both a player and a person.
“He’s a fantastic lad who has really bought into the culture we are growing at the club and I’m sure he will play a big part in the club’s growth and progression moving forward.”
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, added: “Bringing Tim to Salford was a signing we all put a lot of thought into. However, given Tim’s previous NRL career, we became certain that Tim would hit the ground running in Super League and would prove to become a success at the club.
“We’re extremely happy that we put our faith in Tim as he’s been a tremendous addition to the group since pulling on the Salford shirt and has been one of our standout players every week. Taking the option up to have him with us for another year was an easy decision and hopefully we can do work on something more long-term with Tim as he carries on to progress at the Red Devils.”
Join Lafai on Sunday 26th June, when Salford host Wakefield Trinity for Round 16 of the Betfred Super League. Tickets available HERE.