St Helens Winger Waqa Blake Thriving in Super League: Open to Contract Extension

St Helens Winger Waqa Blake Enjoying Time with Super League Giants

Fiji international Waqa Blake has expressed his delight with his time at St Helens, revealing he would be open to extending his stay with the Super League powerhouse.

The 29-year-old winger arrived at the Totally Wicked Stadium in January on a one-year contract, and has since scored seven tries in 12 appearances for the Red V. Despite a mixed start to life in Super League, Blake has found his stride in recent weeks, crossing the whitewash six times in his last six games.

“I’m loving my time here and that comes on the back of the boys I’m playing with,” Blake told Love Rugby League. “It’s not just me, I think they bring it out of me – me smiling – they’ve had my back.”

The former Penrith Panthers and Parramatta Eels star admitted he had to shed a few pounds and regain match fitness after joining Saints late in the pre-season, but praised the club’s staff for their support in his adjustment.

With his current contract set to expire at the end of the 2024 campaign, Blake is in no rush to discuss his future, stating his primary focus is on continuing to produce his best rugby for Paul Wellens’ side. However, the Fiji international made it clear he would be more than open to extending his stay in the Super League.

“If I could stay here – I love this club, this club has been good to me and they’ve had a lot of faith in me,” Blake said.

Despite his NRL pedigree, the Manchester City supporter is relishing life in England, adapting to the country’s weather and exploring cities like Liverpool and Leeds. As the Challenge Cup final takes centre stage this weekend, Blake and his Saints teammates will have a couple of days off to recharge before a busy run of away fixtures.

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