Kyle Lovett says he's "stoked" to be able to stay with the Club he came through the junior grades with, having re-signed with Wests Tigers until the end of 2017.
The 22-year-old, who made his first-grade debut for the Club in Round 1 this year against the Gold Coast Titans, said being able to remain with the Club was a real positive for him, and something he was extremely glad was able to happen.
"I'm stoked with the new deal," Lovett said.
"I obviously love playing for the Club, and it's been a really good year for me [to make my first-grade debut] so I'm over the moon to be able to stay here."
A local junior of Wests Tigers having come through the Balmain junior development system, Lovett was part of the Club's premiership-winning Holden Cup side in 2012, before joining the extended NRL squad in 2014 and making his debut earlier this year.
Lovett said being able to play alongside players he looked up such as Keith Galloway and Aaron Woods — as well as players such as Curtis Sironen, Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses who played alongside him in the younger grades — was one of the most exciting reasons for him to re-sign with the Club.
"I came through the ranks with the Club in the junior reps and under-20's," he said, "so to now be playing first-grade here is really quite speciasl for me."
"This year I'm playing alongside guys who are having their milestone games — 100 games, 150 games, 200 games — and to be a part of those games was a huge thing for me.
"I've loved every minute of it."
See what Kyle had to say about his new contract with the Club in the video above.