The Sydney Roosters have re-signed rising star back-rower Siua Wong until the end of 2026 as their roster retention drive gathers pace.
The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the most talented young forwards in the game.
His retention follows hot on the heels of the Tricolours securing top squad trio Billy Smith, Nat Butcher and Connor Watson on new deals
Fiji and Tonga international Wong is the first player at the club to have graduated to the NRL via the Sydney Roosters Academy.
His 10 NRL games towards the end of the 2023 season stamped Wong as a ball runner and defender of class. It was no coincidence that the Roosters found late-season form and thrust in the forwards when he was introduced and won seven of the matches where Wong featured.
Wong joined the Roosters as a 14-year-old and the club has moved quickly to take him off the market with what is a two-year extension.
"I've loved the Roosters since the day I joined the club. I've found a home here," Wong said.
"I'm so lucky to be coached by Trent (Robinson) and to be mentored by the senior players. I still have a lot of improvement in me and I'm looking forward to continuing to work hard to keep developing as a player and person."
Robinson sung Bachelor of Arts student Wong's praises.
"I've loved watching Siua's growth in confidence, not only as a player, but also within the squad over the last few years," Robinson said.
"Whatever he is tasked with, whether it be at training or to do with his studies, he gives his all. It's exciting for the Roosters to know that he will continue to be part of the next generation we have progressing through the ranks."
The Roosters will now turn their attention to securing off-contract New Zealand international Joseph Manu to a new deal.
The 2018 and 2019 title winner is set to be in strong demand with St George Illawarra coach Shane Flanagan already making a public declaration of the Dragons interest.