Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce centre, Tim Lafai has signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at the Club until 2025.
In just his debut season, Lafai took the Betfred Super League by storm and established himself as one of the competitions finest centres. The Samoan’s explosive power and technical quality was apparent from day one and his efforts were recognised by his inclusion in the 2022 Dream Team.
His total of 49 offloads in the 2022 campaign was the highest in Super League and his trademark backhand flick to Joe Burgess on the left edge became a potent weapon for Paul Rowley’s side.
Upon extending his contract, Lafai had a short a simple message for the Salford supporters: “Salford, Uncle loves you!”
Head Coach, Paul Rowley also said: “It’s great news that Tim has chosen to extend his stay with us.
“He is a tremendous player and more importantly a great friend and teammate to everybody. He’s been a joy to coach and a very positive influence to our environment.”
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease added: “Tim has been a fantastic addition to the group since we brought him to our Club. After some negotiations, it’s incredible news that we have agreed to extend his stay with us for three years.
“Tim was outstanding for us in our last Super League campaign; from playing a vital role in our run to the semi-finals, he now has his chance to become a significant player in our history.
“Alongside representing his country at the World Cup, his journey across 2022 is a true reflection of his determination and immense quality as a player. I can’t wait to welcome him back to the fold for pre-season and achieve big things in 2023!”