Bukuya signs 2-year extension

Sharks backrower Jayson Bukuya has extended his stay at the Sharks in today signing a new two-year deal with the club.

The new contract sees Bukuya, who debuted at the Sharks as a 19-year-old back in 2008 and has since played 141 NRL games for the Cronulla club, secure his future through until the end of the 2020 season.

Bukuya also played 18 NRL games for the Warriors in one season in New Zealand in 2014 before returning to Cronulla in 2015, where he would play a pivotal role in the club's premiership success of 2016.

In an interview with Sharks TV, the 29-year-old, who hails from Brisbane and has Fijian heritage, having played for and captained the Fiji Bati during a 10-Test international career, cited the strength of the current Sharks squad and the security the new deal and living in the Sutherland Shire brings to his family, as the motivators for him extending his tenure at the club.

See the Bukuya interview, just moments after signing his new contract, now playing on Sharks TV.

JAYSON BUKUYA Fact File
Born – April 21. 1989 – Brisbane
Junior Club – Norths Aspley Devils
Height – 180cm
Weight – 95kgs
Rep Honours – 10 Tests for Fiji
NRL Debut – Sharks v Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, Round 11, 2008
NRL Games – 159
Sharks NRL Games - 141