The nib Newcastle have re-signed forward Pasami Saulo for a further two seasons.
At the age of 21, the Maitland junior is continuing to develop as a middle.
According to Recruitment Manager Alex McKinnon, the former Australian Schoolboy is on the verge of taking his game to the next level.
“Pasami is a local who has been in our junior system since the age of 15,” McKinnon said.
“The Club has put a lot of time and effort into developing Pasami physically and we want to be the club who sees that benefit. He’s a local kid and we’re focused on developing local talent.
“He’s only 21 and front rowers take a couple of years to come into their prime, so we expect to see the best of Pasami in the near future.”
Standing at 190 centimetres and weighing 103 kilos, the forward has made six appearances in first grade across two seasons.
He is hoping to add to that tally this year.
“I feel happy that I’m staying,” Saulo said.
“Two years, there’s a lot to do in that time, so I’m looking forward to it.
“I’ve always looked at the one-club players, the guys who play 300 plus games for the one team and that’s what I want to achieve as well. I’d like to be at the club as long as I can.”
The new contract ties Saulo to the Club until at least the end of season 2022.