Exciting prospect Leka Halasima (pictured right above) has capped an outstanding season by being named the One New Zealand Warriors SG Ball Cup player of the year at the team's awards function last night.
And capping off the achievement, it has also been announced that the 17-year-old back rower has been signed for a further three years by the club.
The Southern Cross Campus product was a standout as the One New Zealand Warriors made their return to the under-18 competition after a three-year absence.
Not only did he excel for the SG Ball Cup side but he was also promoted to make his debut in the New South Wales Cup, initially with four interchange appearances and then in the starting line-up the past two weeks when he scored two tries against Parramatta and another against the Roosters last Sunday.
Earlier he scored two tries in six games in the SG Ball.
While Halasima won the supreme award last night, fellow back rower Eddie Ieremia was named the One New Zealand Warriors SG Ball Cup clubman of the year. He appeared in all but one of the team's nine games scoring two tries.
A De La Salle College product, Ieremia has also extended his future with the One New Zealand Warriors after re-signing for a further two seasons.
The One New Zealand Warriors finished the SG Ball season in ninth place with a record of four wins and five losses.
Of the squad used, second rower Jacob Laban, Halasima and now captain Tanner Stowers-Smith have all stepped up to play in the New South Wales Cup.