Ratugolea signs on

A trio of young Cats have put pen to paper on new contracts with the club. Jack Henry, Quinton Narkle and Esava Ratugolea have all agreed to extend their tenure.

Henry has signed on until the end of 2020. After debuting in round two this season, Henry has gone on to hold down a critical role in defence. He has been ever present since his debut, playing 16 games straight. A local product, Henry was selected in the 2016 rookie draft and spent the 2017 season at VFL level.

Narkle has signed a two-year extension until 2020 after his AFL debut in round 15 against the Bulldogs. He has kicked four goals in his opening four games after overcoming a ruptured ACL suffered in 2017.

Ratugolea has committed to the Cats until the end of 2021 after running out for the first time in this season’s opening round against Melbourne. Ratugolea played eight games and kicked seven goals before suffering fractures to his fibula and tibia at the ankle in the Cats’ round 10 win over Carlton. His rehabilitation is progressing on schedule and Ratugolea could still play a further role this season.

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