New Newcastle coach Adam O’Brien has kick-started his retention scheme by re-signing State of Origin prop Daniel Saifiti for an extra two seasons.

The 23-year-old made his debut on the Knights in 2016 and has performed 85 video games for the membership, occurring to make his debut for NSW of their victorious Origin sequence this yr.

He’ll now be with the membership till at the very least the top of the 2022 season.

It is hoped Saifiti and fellow Blues prop David Klemmer will make a formidable entrance row pairing for the Knights over the subsequent few seasons.

“I am so grateful for the religion the membership has proven in me,” Saifiti mentioned in an announcement.

“Whereas there have been some powerful instances, we confirmed enchancment this season and are getting higher.

“We have signed some high quality gamers in latest instances and that has definitely helped with my improvement.”

Saifiti is the most recent participant to re-sign with the membership after the Knights locked in centre Hymel Hunt for an extra two years final week.

Nonetheless, Saifiti’s his twin brother Jacob stays off contract past the top of 2020.

The pair originate from the Central Coast and moved by way of the Knights’ decrease grades earlier than making their NRL debuts in 2016.

Whereas Daniel’s profession skyrocketed this season, Jacob has been suffering from accidents and was restricted to simply seven first-grade video games in 2019.

“I owe lots to this membership. My brother Jacob and I got here right here as youngsters to play 20s and I have been dwelling my dream ever since,” Daniel continued within the assertion.

“We’ve got one thing particular right here and a proficient group of fellows.

“I am excited for what the long run holds, not just for myself and my teammates however for our loyal followers. That is why I re-signed.”

The Knights resumed coaching this week as they goal to enhance on this yr’s disappointing season in 2020.