The Warriors have retained Ben Matulino until the end of the 2017 season.
The New Zealand Warriors have received a boost heading into the 2015 NRL season, with key forward Ben Matulino re-signing with the club for two more seasons.
Matulino’s new deal will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2017 season.
The 26-year-old became just the 10th player in Warriors history to reach 150 games, and he says he’s delighted to stay in Auckland for another two years.
“I’m really pleased to have my future sorted out now before the season starts,” he said in a club statement.
“There was interest from other clubs but this is where I want to be.
“The Vodafone Warriors have done so much for me and I owe them for the support.
“I really like the culture Cappy (head coach Andrew McFadden) is building and feel our future is looking good. That’s something I want to be a part of.
“This is also a great group of players to be around, the ones who have been there all the way along like Simon (Mannering), Manu (Vatuvei) and Sam (Rapira) as well as the young players coming through.”
Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden says Matulino is key to the club’s on-field future.
“Ben has great standing as one of the best front rowers in the game today,” McFadden said.
“He’s also a fantastic advertisement for our development system and for the NYC, the way he has come through to achieve so much at both NRL and international level.
“It was really important for us to extend Ben’s time with us. He has so much more to offer and is a real key to our future.”