David Nofoaluma is almost certain to finish his career as a one team man after signing a new contract with Wests Tigers.
The new, four-year deal will see the 27-year-old remain in Wests Tigers colours until at least the end of the 2025 NRL season.
And the man himself couldn’t be happier.
“This really is the only club for me, and I’m really pleased to be staying on at Wests Tigers,” Nofoaluma said.
“I’ve only ever wanted to play for Wests Tigers, and I can’t thank the club, the members and the fans enough for their support for me over the years.
“Pulling on the Wests Tigers jersey has always been a huge honour for me and I’m really excited that it’s something I get to do for many years to come.
“I’m determined to ensure our members and fans are rewarded with the success they deserve, and I can’t wait to help play my part in making that happen.”
A Campbelltown junior, Nofoaluma made his first-grade debut for Wests Tigers in 2013 having starred in the club’s Holden Cup Premiership victory the year before. He has since gone on to play a total of 139 NRL games in Wests Tigers colours, and currently sits third on the club’s all-time top try-scoring list with 74 tries.
Having played for NSW U/18s and Australian Schoolboys as a junior, the dynamic winger made his senior representative debut for the Prime Minister’s XIII in 2015 before going on to make his international debut for Samoa the following season.
Named the Dally M Winger of the Year in 2020 after an outstanding individual season that saw him post career highs in tries, try assists, linebreaks and tackle breaks, Nofoaluma capped off his year by becoming the first winger in history to win the club’s Kelly-Barnes Award (Player of the Year) as well as the NRL Players’ Player Award.
He can become just the 13th player in club history to reach 150 games for the club in 2021. Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire said Nofoaluma’s positive attitude and love for the club was a tremendous asset for the team.
Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire said Nofoaluma’s positive attitude and love for the club was a tremendous asset for the team.
“I’m really pleased to see David continue his time with Wests Tigers,” Maguire said.
“He has worked extremely hard at his game to continue to improve not only himself but the team as a whole and has grown into one of the senior players at Wests Tigers.
“David has a tremendous love for the club but, more importantly, has a determined desire for it to be successful and continues to work extremely hard to make that happen.
“I’m really looking forward to watching him continue to improve over the coming years and play a leading role in the success of this club moving forward.”