Wests Tigers vice-captain Chris Lawrence says he's excited to stay at Wests Tigers until the end of 2019 after announcing a new three-year deal with the Club today.
The 27-year-old has played 175 NRL games for Wests Tigers since making his debut in 2006 and has crossed for 72 tries — the second most in the history of the Club.
Lawrence has made a total of six Test appearances for Australia in 2010 and 2011, represented City Origin on three occasions (including captaining the side to victory this year) and played three games for the Prime Minister’s XIII between 2007 to 2012 — expressing his excitement to extend his time with Wests Tigers as he strives to become a one-club player.
“It’s very exciting to re-sign with the Club for the next three years,” Lawrence said. “I’m really pleased to be able to stay at Wests Tigers and hopefully I can become a one-Club player.
“It’s a really good group of players here at Wests Tigers, we are tight bunch of guys and all get on with each other really well, so I’m looking forward to continuing that over the next few years.
“I’ve really enjoyed the vice-captaincy role this year, I definitely see myself as a leader in this group as it’s a pretty young squad.
“On an individual level, this is my first year as a full-time back rower, so I really want to grow and develop my game in that position – hopefully I can keep improving with each game I play there.
“From a team perspective, I want to get Wests Tigers back into the top eight, and the top four, because that’s where we should be,” he said.
See what Chris had to say in full about his new deal with the Club in the video above!