Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the re-signing of forward Kyle Lovett for a further two years.

The new contract has secured Lovett at the Club through until the end of the 2017 NRL season.

The 22-year-old made his NRL debut in Round 1 against the Gold Coast Titans and has played a total of 19 first grade games this season.

Primarily a backrower, Lovett came through the Balmain development system – playing for Five Dock RSL and Leichhardt Juniors - before graduating to Wests Tigers’ Holden Cup squad in 2012.

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Lovett has enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2015 and expressed his excitement with the new contract.

“I’m stoked with the new deal,” Lovett said. “I love playing for the Club and I’ve really enjoyed this season in the NRL.

“It was obviously a goal of mine to play first grade this year and that opportunity came in Round 1, which I wasn’t really expecting, but I’ve enjoyed the challenge.

“Getting the contract out of the way is something I was looking forward to; I’m keen to finish this season strong and to keep working on my consistency.”

Wests Tigers Head Coach Jason Taylor said he has been impressed by Lovett’s performances in 2015 and was pleased to have him at the Club for another two years.

“Kyle has exceeded all expectations this year,” Taylor said.

“He made his debut at the beginning of the year and we had expected a handful of games from him – given it’s his first year in the NRL - but he has been really impressive and played close to every game.

“That effort is a credit to himself and the Club because he’s done probably three times more than what we had hoped for and that’s really pleasing.”

Player Profile — Kyle Lovett

Date of Birth: 23-03-1993

Height: 184cm

Weight: 100kg

Position: Second Row

Junior Clubs: Five Dock RSL, Leichhardt Juniors

FG Debut: Wests Tigers vs. Gold Coast Titans, Cbus Super Stadium, 7/3/2015 (Rd.1)