Wests Tigers vice captain Chris Lawrence says he's ready to go this Sunday against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles after missing close to the past two months with injury.
Having not played for the Club since suffering a hamstring injury in the final training run prior to Round 11, the 28-year-old was in line for a return in Round 17 against the Newcastle Knights, but was held back an additional week by the medical staff to ensure his return.
"The hamstring is feeling really good," Lawrence said.
"I'm really looking forward to getting out there with the boys again.
"I was pretty close to being back for the Knights game but got overruled by the medical staff. Looking back that was probably a wise decision but I'm excited to go this weekend."
Speaking at the launch of the Club's Stay Kind jersey which will be worn in Round 20 against the Parramatta Eels, Lawrence said it was a great cause for the entire rugby league community to get behind over the coming fortnight given the wide-reaching impact of the game.
"It's obviously a big problem in society, so to promote the message of staying kind, respect and kindness in all aspects of life is massive and of real importance in what we do," he said.
"I think what the [Kelly] family are doing is great, and to be able to promote that on an NRL level is great.
"The Club putting this on the jersey is great, and for Brydens Lawyers as well to be able to be giving up their spot on the front of the jersey for this week too, is really special."
See what Chris Lawrence had to say in full about this week's game in the video above!
As a part of the Stay Kind Round, the Stay Kind logo will appear on the front of the Wests Tigers jersey. Wests Tigers would like to thank major partner Brydens Lawyers for removing their branding for this special occassion; Brydens Lawyers have been a long term supporter of the club and their involvement in this special cause is greatly appreciated.