"While there have been some tough times, we showed improvement this season and are getting better," said Saifiti, who earned a State of Origin debut in June.

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OFF contract at the end of the 2024 season. It's a scenario the young prop is only too aware of. [2][6], In round 1 of the 2016 NRL season, Saifiti made his NRL debut for the Knights against the Gold Coast Titans,[7][8] playing alongside his brother Jacob, becoming the first twins in Australian rugby league's 108-year history to debut together. [3], Saifiti is the identical twin brother of Knights teammate Jacob Saifiti.

Hopefully in the trials and for round one, I'll be hitting the ground running."

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Krisnan Inu and Rhyse Martin both scored late tries as Salford Red Devils and Leeds Rhinos earned victories over St Helens and Castleford Tigers respectively in Monday's Super League games. OFF contract at the end of the 2022 season. [12] In his 8th game of first-grade, he ran for a game-high 237 metres against the Wests Tigers. "I'd …

My brother Jacob and I came here as teenagers to play under-20s and I've been living my dream ever since.". [20], At club level, he played 21 games for Newcastle as the club finished a disappointing 11th on the table after being expected by many to qualify for the finals. After being a late scratching for his side’s loss to the Sharks, Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall is set to miss up to six weeks with a calf injury.

Ese'ese was reportedly being shopped around by the Knights under Nathan Brown's regime but O'Brien was eager to keep the Samoan prop once he was appointed the coaching role.

"We've signed some quality players in recent times and that has certainly helped with my development," Saifiti said in a club statement.

Online Discussion Terms & Conditions. This season we saw him take a giant step forward in developing into the player we all know he can become. The bond meant that Daniel was uppermost in Jacob's mind in July this year as he entered talks with the Knights about extending. Welsh BAME XIII showcases nation’s proud record of inclusion, How I almost missed my biggest ever match as a referee, Weekend Wrap (Sat 29.08): The latest comment and gossip, Daily Wrap (Fri 28.08): The latest comment and gossip, Daily Wrap (Thu 27.08): The latest comment and gossip, Daily Wrap (Wed 26.08): The latest comment and gossip, Daily Wrap (Tue 25.08): The latest comment and gossip. His own future at the Knights beyond the end of this season is clouded. The front-rower made 21 appearances as the Knights finished 11th this season and becomes the first player to agree to an extension under new coach Adam O'Brien. Daniel Saifiti (born 1 May 1996) is a Fiji international rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the Newcastle Knights in the NRL. Hopefully in the trials and for round one, I'll be hitting the ground running.". Saifiti is the first to recognise he has a fight on his hands to find a spot in the 17 against the Warriors on March 14. In a statement today, the club said that, at 24-years-old, Saifiti has taken his game to another level and has rightly been rewarded with a new deal, which keeps him at the club until at least the end of 2022. Leeds – who are chasing a play-off spot – sit fifth in the standings, with two games against Wakefield Trinity to come this week. "[Papenhuyzen] has really matured this year, I'm sure he'd be the first one to say he's had a lot of help off Billy [Slater] and he's been very grateful for that," Bellamy said. “We have something special here and a talented group of guys. His own future at the Knights beyond the end of this season is clouded.

[16][17], Saifiti played 21 games for Newcastle in the 2018 NRL season as the club finished 11th on the table.