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Wests Tigers vice-captain Chris Lawrence has tonight been inducted as a Life Member of Wests Tigers, becoming the fifth Life Member of the Club.

Lawrence was inducted as a Life Member of the Club at tonight’s Presentation Night.

A local junior of the Club, Lawrence made his debut at age 17 in 2006 against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium — becoming the youngest ever player to play first-grade for the Club. He would go on to feature in every remaining game that season, before entrenching himself as a regular in Wests Tigers lineup the following year.

Making his representative debut in the Prime Minister’s XII in 2007, Lawrence would soon achieve further representative honours when he made his City Origin and Australian debuts in 2010, as well as featuring in his first finals series for Wests Tigers.

The Eagle Vale St. Andrews junior would co-captain the Club for the first time in 2014 alongside Aaron Woods, before co-captaining again in 2015 alongside Dene Halatau.

The 27-year-old would officially been named vice-captain of the Club in 2016, and announced during the season his re-signing with the Club until the end of 2019.

Having just completed his 11th season with Wests Tigers, Lawrence currently sits as the fourth-most capped Wests Tigers player (194 games), the second highest try-scorer (74 tries) and the fifth highest points scorer (302 points) in the Club’s history.

Wests Tigers congratulate Chris on his induction as a Life Member of the Club.

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Player Profile: Chris Lawrence

Date of Birth — 19th October, 1988

Position — Second Row, Centre

Junior Club — Eagle Vale St. Andrews

NRL Debut — Wests Tigers v Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium, Rd.21, 2006 (30/07/06)

Rep. Honours — 6 Tests for Australia (2010-11), Four Nations (2010-11), Prime Minister’s XIII (2007-08, ‘12), City Origin (2010-12, captain ’16)

Club Honours — Rookie of the Year (2007), Team of 15 Years (2014)


Previous Life Members

2015 — Brett Hodgson and Tim Sheens

2014 — John Skandalis and Mark O’Neill

2013 — Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah


Acknowledgement of Country

Wests Tigers respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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