Carlos Tuimavave and Masi Matongo sign new Hull FC contracts
Last Updated: 15/03/18 12:01pm
Hull FC centre Carlos Tuimavave and Masi Matongo have signed new contracts.
Former Junior Kiwis captain Tuimavave - who is currently in his third season with Hull FC, having arrived in East Yorkshire from Newcastle Knights prior to the 2016 season - has signed a two-year contract extension.
Matongo has committed to a new three-year deal and will be looking to secure a regular place in the side having made his first Super League start in the 20-16 defeat to Leeds Rhinos last Friday.
Leeds coach Lee Radford welcomed the news, which came on the day Hull FC prop Liam Watts joined Castleford on a three-year contract.
"I'm really pleased to have both Carlos and Masi sign contracts with us because they are both phenomenally talented players, both in different ways," Radford told the Black and Whites' official website.
"With Carlos, he's effective both in defence and attack and Masi knows his role in the team and fulfils his objectives on a regular basis.
"Both players will keep improving, as well, which makes me very excited to see what the future brings with the pair of them and that's why I was so keen to keep them with us for the next few years."
Tuimavave said: "I'm absolutely buzzing to sign the contract and secure my future with Hull.
"When the club approached me about signing a new deal, there was never really any doubt in my mind that I wanted to extend my stay here.
"When you're involved in a team that has won silverware in the last two years, there's no way you'd want to walk away from that.
Since making the switch from the NRL, Tuimavave has won many admirers in England, scoring 22 tries in 54 appearances in all competitions, as well as boasting a formidable defensive record down his left side.
The 26-year-old also featured in both the 2016 and the 2017 Challenge Cup Finals, assisting in the Black & Whites' back-to-back victories in the tournament.