Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of promising young forward Alex Twal for the next three seasons.
The new deal will see the powerhouse 20-year-old join Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2020 season.
A junior representative standout, Twal has already featured for the Junior Kangaroos and NSW U/20s in his career, and was named in the 2016 Holden Cup Team of the Year after a superb season with Parramatta.
The Parramatta City Titans junior has spent the last two seasons as part of the Eels’ extended first-grade squad, with his strength and strong work rate adding further depth to Wests Tigers forward pack next season.
Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said he looked forward to working with Twal in 2018 and unlocking the full potential of his game.
“Alex has experienced great success as a junior and is a player of true potential,” said Cleary. “We look forward to Alex being a strong part of the future here at Wests Tigers."
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the signing was positive for the club.
“Alex is a talented young man and we look forward to welcoming him to the club,” said Pascoe. “He joins at a time when he can make an impact on the club and take his game to the next level.”
Twal will join Wests Tigers for the start of pre-season training in late 2017.
PLAYER PROFILE: ALEX TWAL
Date of Birth — 3rd July, 1996
Height — 190cm
Weight — 103kg
Position — Prop
Junior Club — Parramatta City Titans
Rep. Honours — Junior Kangaroos (2015-16), NSW U/20's Blues (2015-16), NSW U/18's Blues (2014), NSW U/16's Blues (2012)