Tongan international Nafi Tuitavake signs contract extension with Northampton Saints.
Tuitavake, 29, has signed a new one-year deal that will see him remain at Franklin’s Gardens until at least May 2019.
The Tongan international is the latest player to commit to Saints cause ahead of the imminent arrival of new Head Coach Chris Boyd, who will link up with the Midlands side following the end of the current Super Rugby season with the Hurricanes.
Since joining Northampton from French outfit Narbonne in 2016, Tuitavake has gone on to make 29 appearances for Saints, scoring seven tries in two seasons.
“I’m delighted to be staying at Saints for another year, a decision which was very easy for me to make,” said Tuitavake, who has earned eight international caps for Tonga.
“The support I have received from Saints’ supporters since I have arrived at the club has been very humbling and something I am very grateful for.
“I love pulling on the black, green and gold jersey and running out at the Gardens - when it’s in full voice it’s a special place to play.
“Things are looking very positive for next season and I can’t wait to get back out there again. We have a very talented squad with some truly world-class players, and the prospect of working with new coach Chris Boyd next season is a hugely exciting.”
Able to cover both wing and centre, Tuitavake's threatening running game will likely be a valuable asset to Boyd's regime next season.