The Sydney Roosters have today announced that Sitili Tupouniua has signed a three-year extension, ensuring he remains with the Eastern Suburbs Club until at least the end of 2027.
Tupouniua expressed his enthusiasm about extending his stay at the Roosters.
“This Club has become a second family to me so I’m really happy to continue my journey with the Roosters,” said Tupouniua.
“I’m committed to giving my all for this Club and I’m excited to contribute to the team’s success in the coming years,” he added.
Known for his on-field prowess and skill set, the bustling backrower made his NRL debut with the Roosters in 2018 and has played 85 top-grade games.
He made a successful return from an ACL injury in Round 8 of the 2023 season, however a neck injury cut his season to just eight games.
Roosters Head Coach, Trent Robinson, was looking forward to continuing to work with Tupouniua in the coming seasons.
“Sitili is a genuinely good person and I’ve loved watching his development over the years,” said Robinson.
“His dedication and commitment to improvement make him a key component of our future plans so it’s exciting that he will continue to be a part of the Roosters family,” he added.
Tupouniua is a product of the Roosters Pathway Program. Together with teammates Nat Butcher and Joseph Manu, he was a member of the Club’s 2016 Under 20s title-winning side.
In the representative arena, 26-year-old Tupouniua has played three Tests for Mate Ma’a Tonga (2019-2022).