The Warriors have received a boost leading into their season opener against the Titans on Saturday with ever-consistent back-rower Tohu Harris committing to a three-year deal.
Harris, 29, joined the Warriors in 2018 after five seasons at the Melbourne Storm, where he won a premiership in his final year.
The former Kiwi representative was restricted by injuries in his first two years with the Warriors but played in every game of the club's disrupted season in 2020 to earn the player of the year award.
Harris announced his re-signing until the end of 2024 to the team on Friday following their final training session of the week at Central Coast Stadium.
"I love what is happening here the moment," Harris said in a club statement.
"The staff and the players are gelling and it’s been a really enjoyable off season. Now I can't wait for kick off tomorrow.
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"We have some exciting kids coming through the system and I see a great future here in the coming years.
"The other leaders and I need to maintain the standards set so we can become a consistent top team in the NRL."
Warriors coach Nathan Brown has turned to size ahead of the 2021 season with Addin Fonua-Blake, Ben Murdoch-Masila and Kane Evans complementing the likes of Harris and Jamayne Taunoa-Brown.
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Warriors CEO Cameron George said retaining Harris was of high importance to the club.
"He's our current player of the year and he’s a vital cog in our squad," George said.
"This is a great boost for our club having an established squad leader committing to three more years at the Warriors."
Harris made his NRL debut with Melbourne in 2013, playing in 118 games, while he also has 16 Test appearances for New Zealand.
He reached his 50th appearance for the Warriors in their final round of the season last year.
Meanwhile, the Warriors also confirmed the signing of Pride Petterson-Robati on a two-year deal after the former Knights and Storm forward impressed coach Nathan Brown while on a train-and-trial deal in the pre-season.
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