After undergoing shoulder surgery at the end of 2014,  Wests Tigers forward Curtis Sironen had a stellar start to the 2015 season, playing in every one of the Club's opening 11 games of the year and forcing his way back into the City Origin side.

The North Ryde Hawks junior was then struck down by an ongoing neck injury that required surgery — ruling him out of action for the following two months.

Sironen was welcomed back into the side in Round 19 against the Brisbane Broncos — his 50th game in the NRL — before going on to feature in the final eight matches of the season, spending time at both lock forward and in his prefered second-row position.

The 22-year-old was a regular starter for Jason Taylor’s side in 2015, and of his 19 appearances throughout the year, he played 80 minutes on all but five occasions.

 

By The Numbers

Games

Tries

Goals

Points

Metres

Runs

Tackles

19

1

-

4

1506

178

467

 

Best Game — Round 22 vs. Canberra Raiders

Playing the full 80 minutes in his side’s thrilling victory, Sironen produced a quality showing on both the left edge and in the middle of the field as he ran for 120 metres from his 13 carries with two offloads. His efficient decoy running set up two Wests Tigers tries, while his strong defence saw him make 26 tackles at a 100% completion rate.

 

Season Highlight — Round 24 vs. Cronulla Sharks

Down 24-12 in the 57th minute against Cronulla, Sironen received a pass from five-eighth Mitchell Moses close to the line, and it looked as though he would just take the tackle as play had broken down. The second-rower had different ideas, and showed he still has the skills that saw him thrive in the halves during his junior days, when he placed a deft kick in for himself, before kicking through again to pick up and score next to the posts. 

 

Milestones and Achievements

Rep. Honours — City Origin

50th NRL game — Round 19 vs. Brisbane Broncos (Suncorp Stadium, 19/07/15)