by | Sep 4, 2023

King Vuniyayawa has spoken glowingly about his teammates and the supporters upon penning a two-year contract extension.

The Fijian is locked-in at Salford Stadium until 2025 and will continue his rapid development under the tutelage of Paul Rowley.

Since signing for the club in 2022, the prop has been a valued member of the team and someone the Head Coach has trusted to play long minutes in the forward pack.

A torn pectoral muscle threatened to curtail his 2022 campaign, but a quick recovery was a massive boost in our run to the playoff semi-final.

Speaking exclusively to our YouTube channel, Vuniyayawa was delighted to confirm his future.

“I feel really honoured,” he began.

“It’s a massive privilege to be signing with this club and doing what I love. I’m very thankful for that and looking forward to building this club up to get what they deserve – and that’s winning trophies.”

It has been clear for some time the ultimate goal of this squad is to win silverware.

The group are so close-nit and the 28-year-old was quick reference the fact when asked what factors swayed his decision to stay for even longer.

“It was hard not to resign. It’s a great bunch of lads to play with; you come into training and it’s fun and that’s what’s you want around the camp,” he continued.

“Coming into work every day you want to enjoy yourself and the lads are great – a major part of why I wanted to stay.”

There was particular praise for the supporters, who he claimed are the ‘best fans in Super League’ when asked what their backing means to him and the team.

“These guys are massive and a big reason why I wanted to resign was because of the fans,” Vuniyayawa stated.

“You enjoy every single game day coming home – even away – they have been massive, incredible and are a vital part to the team – and the club too.

“There’s no better fans in Super League than the Salford fans. I truly believe they’re the best in the comp and I’m really thankful for them for getting me going.

“I just want to thank them for being there game in, game out – they are a vital part of our club!”

Want to listen to our chat with King in full? Click HERE to watch!

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