Dragons prop Aki Seiuli signs contract extension for 2022/23 season

Aki Seiuli has played 21 times for Dragons
Aki Seiuli has played 21 times for Dragons
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Dragons have announced that prop Aki Seiuli has extended his stay at the club after signing a new contract for the 2022/23 season.

Seiuli started his career with provincial side Otago in 2012 and went on to make his Super Rugby debut with Highlanders in 2014. He had a brief stint with Glasgow Warriors which started in 2019 and switched to Dragons in 2021.

The 29-year-old went on to make 21 appearances for the Welsh province last season - the joint highest by any player for the club.

“I’m really happy to be signing on and believe things will change next year, with the new signings building on the quality we already have," he told the club's official website.

“I’ve made some good friends over here and enjoy living in Wales. I’m also looking forward to playing alongside one of my good mates in Sio (Tomkinson) next season.

“I’m already looking forward to a better season next year because I know we have got the squad to do that.

“We have a great bunch of lads and a good group here who are all ready to go and do some good things next year, and that’s what has influenced me to stay on.”

Dragons director of rugby Dean Ryan is pleased with Seiuli remaining with the club for the next season.

“Aki has been a consistent performer for us who showed his durability by featuring in all but one fixture last season," he said.

“We’re pleased that he will now remain with us and ensure we have depth and real competition for places in our front row.”