St Helens second-rower Zeb Taia has signed a new deal at the club and is now under contract until the end of the 2020 season. Taia has made 76 appearances for Saints since joining from NRL outfit Gold Coast Titans in 2017 and coach Justin Holbrook is delighted he has agreed to extend his stay at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
“It’s great news for the Club to have Zeb sign,” Holbrook told the club website. “He’s a big part of what we are developing, he’s very professional and a great influence on all the other players in the squad. “He is playing the best rugby league of his career in my view, he’s been another one of our stand-out performers this season and I’m sure he will continue that into next year.”
Saints won the League Leaders’ Shield last year but missed out on a place in the Grand Final. Taia hopes to help his side reach Old Trafford this year and is delighted to have extended his stay with the Super League pacesetters.
He said: “The last two seasons we have come up short and that really hurt, that’s one thing that played on my mind, I don’t want to miss out on the chance to win more silverware. “We have still got a big job ahead of us this year, but with the playing group and the mindset that we have, it can be done, it’s good vibes in the camp.”