Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that Luke Garner has signed a contract extension with the club — keeping him at Wests Tigers until the end of the 2022 NRL season.

A strong performer throughout the 2019 season, Garner’s two-year deal will see him continue his development under Coach Michael Maguire following an impressive start to his NRL career.

Originally joining the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side in 2017, the 24-year-old was made captain of the side in 2018 before earning promotion to the NRL squad before the June 30 deadline.

He would make his first-grade debut soon after against the St. George-Illawarra Dragons in Round 18 before establishing himself as a regular in the side soon after.

The Bilambil Jets junior has played 20 games in total for the club, having scored seven tries in his 14 games played for Wests Tigers during 2019.

Wests Tigers forward Luke Garner celebrates a try against the Sea Eagles
Wests Tigers forward Luke Garner celebrates a try against the Sea Eagles

Garner said he was extremely happy to remain with Wests Tigers.

“It’s very exciting for me to stay here,” Garner said.

“This is the club where I made my first-grade debut and where I’ve played for the last few years so I’m very excited to stay.

“We’re building something very nice here and it’s very exciting to see the development in our team. I’m focussed on working hard and pushing my teammates and seeing where we can go in the next few years.”

I’m focussed on working hard and pushing my teammates and seeing where we can go in the next few years.

Luke Garner

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire expressed his delight to see Garner commit to the club for the coming two seasons.

“I’m really pleased to see Luke re-sign for a further two years,” Maguire said.

“He has worked extremely hard to get to where he is in this team and I have no doubt that his discipline and dedication to improving will only see him get better and better.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe commended Luke for his attitude and said he was very pleased to see him remain in Wests Tigers colours.

“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to congratulate Luke on his new contract and say how happy we are to have him part of the future of this club,” Pascoe said.

“Luke’s rugby league journey hasn’t been easy, but he has worked extremely hard and shown tremendous dedication to get to the NRL and is a wonderful role model for the younger players in that way.

“I’m very pleased to see Luke commit to the future of Wests Tigers and I am sure he will play a big part in this club achieving the success it deserves.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe and forward Luke Garner
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe and forward Luke Garner