Titans powerhouse Moeaki Fotuaika has extended his stay with the Gold Coast, with the 19-year-old prop to remain at the club until at least the end of the 2022 season.
Fotuaika has been one of the real success stories of the Gold Coast production system, turning a “train and trial” opportunity into an initial two-year contract with the Titans, which lead to a four-year extension at the start of last season.
Now Fotuaika has doubled-down on his commitment to the Titans, adding another year to his Gold Coast contract that will take him through to the end of 2022.
After a breakout season in the NRL in 2018, Fotuaika has established himself as one of the most promising props in the game.
All of this despite being one of the NRL’s youngest front-rowers, and being hampered by a long-term wrist injury which he has had to manage through most of the season.
Fotuaika said he could see a bright future for the Titans on the horizon, and he was determined to be a part of it.
“It is definitely a great day for myself and my family. I am very excited to be here for another three years and I can’t wait for the coming years,” Fotuaika said. “This really helps me focus on my footy a lot more.
“Although our season this year hasn’t really been the way we wanted it to be, we have a lot of young players coming up and the senior boys have been good as well. The future is bright for this club, and it is going to head in the right direction in coming years.
“I really want to take this club forward and hopefully win a premiership.
“For my own goals, I want to be an established NRL player by that time and hopefully make a few rep teams. But that all comes off how hard I want to work in training and how willing I am to sacrifice my body to take me to the next level.”