Wests Tigers is delighted to announce that Asu Kepaoa has extended his contract with the club.
The 22-year-old centre was off contract at the end of next season but will now be with the club until at least the end of the 2024 season.
Kepaoa made his NRL debut with Wests Tigers in 2020 but missed the majority of his second season at the club after suffering an ACL injury in April 2021. He then tore a pectoral muscle in pre-season training this year, before making his long-awaited return in Round 8.
Kepaoa says he wants to repay the club after it supported him through a tough period.
“I’ve overcome adversity these past couple of years but to finally be playing consistent footy reflects the journey I’ve been on.”
All I want to do now is give back to the club. Wests Tigers have shown faith in me and the club has done so much for me and my family.”Asu Kepaoa
"There’s still a long way to go for me in my development as a player."
I’m learning every day and I wouldn’t want to do it in any other colours."Kepaoa
“I think the club and the team is in a great position to build over the next few years.”
Wests Tigers CEO, Justin Pascoe says Kepaoa has shown great character over the past couple of years.
“It’s wonderful to see AJ back to full fitness and playing some good football.
He’s had a rough patch with injury and this contract extension rewards a lot of hard work and self-belief.”CEO, Justin Pascoe
Wests Tigers are on the road this weekend hosting Cronulla Sharks at Scully Park, Tamworth on Saturday.
Match: Wests Tigers v Sharks
Round 22 -
Venue: Scully Park, Tamworth