Damaging Sea Eagles back-rower Justin Horo has re-signed with the club for a further two seasons.
Horo, 26, who has been one of the outstanding buys of the 2013 NRL season, has now committed until the end of 2015.
"I’m absolutely delighted. Manly gave me a chance, and I’ve never worked harder to repay that faith," Horo said today.
"I love the culture, comradery and sheer ability at this club and to have started every game and be preparing for a finals series is something I cherish!"
His all-round work rate has gone to a new level too, with big returns in metres gained and tackles made, so much so he’s now well on the New Zealand selectors’ radar for the World Cup later this year.
"That’s something I’m not getting carried away with,” Horo said. “I have an important role to play for Manly now, and that’s all I’m trying to do."
Head coach Geoff Toovey praised Horo’s consistency. “His commitment in both attack and defence is something he can be very proud of.
"The impressive part is he’s a grounded individual who doesn’t get ahead of himself. He knows there’s a long way to go."
Horo will start at second row in an unchanged Manly line-up against the NZ Warriors at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford this Sunday.