A new recruit, arriving at the Sharks from the Wests Tigers during the 2018 pre-season, Ava Seumanufagai enjoyed a solid first year at his new club.
A hard-running, no nonsense type of forward, Seumanufagai was a regular in the Sharks forward pack early on, only to slip out of the top 17 and play for the Newtown Jets, where he was an integral member of the team which won its way through to the Intrust Super Premiership Grand Final.
Seumanufagai would play 13 top grade games for the Sharks during the season and now with 118 NRL matches under his belt, has the experience, size and ability to make an even greater impact in 2019.
No doubt Seumanufagai will be looking for a strong off-season campaign to impress the coaching staff and to push his claims for a regular NRL berth in 2019.
Photo of the Year
One man who always has time for the fans is Ava Seumanufagai. A great shot at his home ground of Shark Park
2019 – What's ahead
While the Sharks have an abundance of quality middle forwards and front rowers, there is no reason why Ava Seumanufagai can't enter the mix and play a major role for the Sharks next season.
Depth is crucial and a fit and firing Seumanufagai can offer that to coach Shane Flanagan and his Sharks outfit in 2019.