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In a major boost for the Sharks ahead of their game with the Newcastle Knights on Sunday, young outside back Sosaia Feki has extended his contract with the club through until the end of the 2017 season.
Promoted to the NRL squad midway through last season, the New Zealand born Feki has since made the left wing his own with a strong of impressive performances.
Ironically he debuted against Newcastle last year, before going on to play the final 19 games in 2013, whilethis year has played 12 of the 15 matches so far, missing just three games with a leg injury.
Current Sharks NRL coach James Shepherd has witnessed the improvement in Feki and explains his contact extension to be a just reward for his hard work and perseverance.
"Sosaia has definitely developed into a quality NRL player," Shepherd began. "His confidence is building, he makes a major contribution every week and has earned the respect of his teammates. They love playing alongside him."
Feki came to the Sharks in 2012 after enjoying success at the New Zealand Warriors where he was a part of two NYC premiership winning teams.
After playing in the Sharks NSW Cup side he was elevated into the NRL squad, took his opportunity and as they say the rest is history.
The quietly spoken Feki, who prefers to let his performances on the field do the talking, was happy to have his future secured and now settled in the Sutherland Shire looked forward to what the next three years might bring.
The contract extension of Feki comes on the heels of boom youngster Fa'amanu Brown also committing to the Sharks, again until the end of the 2017 season.
The pair will be a part of a Sharks squad intent on getting a third consecutive win when they host the Newcastle Knights at Remondis Stadium on Sunday