Dane Gagai commits until 2015
Wednesday 22 May 2013 10:00 AM
Newcastle Knights centre Dane Gagai has agreed to terms to extend his contract with the Club until 2015.
Gagai has played 18 games for the Knights since joining the Club midway through 2012 and quickly formed an exciting partnership alongside Akuila Uate on the right edge.
“We are extremely pleased to announce Dane has committed to our Club for a further two years,” CEO Matt Gidley said.
“Dane has been outstanding since arriving at our Club and this new contract is a reward for that form.
“Dane and Aku have struck a wonderful combination on our right edge and I am sure our Members and supporters are looking forward to this partnership developing further over the next few years.”
Gagai, who had his younger brother Jacob join him at the Club this season, is delighted to secure his future at the Knights.
“I am happy in Newcastle, I am enjoying my football and I am grateful for the opportunity to play under Wayne (Bennett),” Gagai said.
“Wayne showed belief in me from the minute I arrived at the Club and now I have my younger brother here with me as well.
“For everything he and the Knights have given me and my family, I want to repay them.
“That makes the decision to extend my contract an easy one.”
As well as Gagai, the Knights also announced on Wednesday morning Robbie Rochow and David Fa’alogo have re-signed with the Club.
"Last year we focused on bringing in experienced players such as Jeremy Smith, Beau Scott and David," Gidley added.
"We are now securing the young talent we have at the Club, such as Dane and Robbie, who are the future of the Knights."
Knights TV will catch up with all three players after training on Wednesday so stay tuned to hear more!