Bradford Bulls continue to shape their squad under new coach Francis Cummins by re-signing prop Manase Manuokafoa

Last Updated: 16/10/12 8:13am

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Manase Manuokafoa: Will now spend the next two seasons with the Bulls

Manase Manuokafoa: Will now spend the next two seasons with the Bulls

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Tongan prop Manase Manuokafoa has committed his future to Bradford, signing a new two-year contract with the Super League club.

The 27-year-old, who arrived at Odsal Stadium last winter from Parramatta Eels, becomes the second out-of-contract Bradford player to re-sign with the Bulls, following in the footsteps of centre Chev Walker.

New head coach Francis Cummins said: "I wanted to keep 'Nas' at the club because he's a great man as well as being a very good rugby league player.

"It was a massive gamble by Nas and by us for him to come here last year because the NRL is completely different.

"But Nas has proved himself and settled here well with his family. He has made his mark in Super League and I expect him to step up again next season and become one of our leaders."

Manuokafoa played 25 matches in 2012 after missing the opening month due to a knee injury suffered during pre-season.

"With Omar Khan having taken over the club, I believe the Bulls can go places and I'm delighted to be a part of things going forward," the forward said.

Bradford, who had 17 of their squad off contract at the end of the season, have already handed two-year extensions to John Bateman and Luke Gale, while Matty Blythe has arrived on a season-long loan from Warrington.

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