The Parramatta Eels have confirmed Maika Sivo will stay with the club until at least the end of the 2023 NRL campaign after penning a contract extension.
The Eels are priced at 10/1 to win the 2022 NRL grand final and Sivo will be hoping to help them once he has returned to full fitness.
Sivo saw his 2021 season cut short due to a serious knee injury but he is making good progress and the Eels hope to have him back in action in the coming weeks.
The winger made his debut for the club in the 2019 season and was a revelation. He would the Dally M award for Top Try Scorer that year and is a huge player for coach Brad Arthur.
The 28-year-old was under contract for the rest of the 2022 season, but the Eels did have the option to extend it for a further season. That is exactly what they have done and they confirmed the deal in a statement on their website on Tuesday.
The Statement read: “The Parramatta Eels are pleased to announce that Maika Sivo will remain with the Eels until the end of
the 2023 NRL season after exercising his contract option.”
Sivo has so far made 68 NRL appearances for the Eels and is sure to add to that once he is back fit.
Mark O’Neill, Parramatta Eels General Manager of Football has also saluted the deal and says Sivo is a big player for the Eels.
“Maika is incredibly powerful, he can score tries from seemingly impossible positions, and we’re very happy he has extended his time with us,” he added.