10 May 2012

Ropati re-signs on one year deal

12:36 pm on 10 May 2012

The utility back Jerome Ropati is set to become the second longest serving Warrior in history after signing a new one-year contract for the 2013 National Rugby League season.

A veteran of 137 NRL games and 11 tests for the Kiwis, Ropati will draw level with Awen Guttenbeil as an 11-season Warrior.

Club legend Stacey Jones is the longest serving with 12 seasons under his belt.

After a knee injury ruled him out of last year's campaign Ropati has just started to return to his former best, and he's confident his form this year and next will warrant a further extension.

The 27-year-old says he wants to finish his career at the club and concedes he would have preferred a longer contract than the one-year deal.