SITALEKI Akauola will be a Warrington Wolves player for a while longer as he has agreed a new deal with the club.

The Wire have confirmed the Tongan prop has penned a two-year extension to his current contract at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Akauola was due to be out of contract at the end of the season but is now tied to the club until November 2021.

The front-rower’s explosive ball-carrying and tackling has made him incredibly popular with supporters during his 38 appearances in primrose and blue to date.

Moving forward, head coach Steve Price sees the 27-year-old as an integral part of his Wire side.

“It’s pleasing to get Sita re-signed. He’s settled into Warrington really well,” he said.

“He’s very happy at the club and is an integral part of our squad.

“He’s very well respected within our group and is a great role model on and off the field.

“We feel there’s a lot more to come from him and look forward to seeing what he can add to the team over the next couple of years.”

Akauola’s new deal means that fellow props Lama Tasi and Pat Moran are The Wire’s only out-of-contract players yet to have their futures officially decided.