24 Aug 2010

Big Manu re-signs with Warriors til 2013

4:54 pm on 24 August 2010

The Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei's spurned a potential move to an un-named rugby union club to stick with the Auckland rugby league side.

Vatuvei was off contract next year but has reached agreement for a two-year extension, including third party payments, until at least the end of the 2013 NRL season.

He won't say which union club was interested but says family played a big part in his decision to stay in Auckland.

Vatuvei, who's having his most prolific season with 17 tries in 16 matches, says he didn't consider moving to any other NRL club.

The 24-year-old has scored 75 tries in 110 appearances since his debut in 2004 and is set to become one of a select group of players to clock up 10 seasons of NRL football with the Warriors.

Former champion halfback Stacey Jones is the only other player to have notched up a decade with the Warriors, Vatuvei having debuted for the club as an 18-year-old in 2004.

He has scored 75 tries in 110 matches so far, and is just two short of Jones' club record of 77 four-pointers.