Wests Tigers are excited to announce that Justin Matamua has re-signed with the club for the next three seasons.
An impressive Wests junior, Matamua will be promoted to an NRL Development Player in 2023 before progressing to the Top 30 squad in 2024.
The announcement comes the day before Matamua leads the Western Suburbs Magpies in their SG Ball season opener against the Balmain Tigers at Kirkham Oval.
The lock has gained valuable rugby league experience over the past few months, having trained with the first grade squad this summer and was selected for the Future Blues camp.
“As a local junior, it means a lot to me to sign with the club. It’s always been a dream of mine to play for Wests Tigers and pull on the jersey,” Matamua said.
“I’m so grateful that the club saw something in me and have given me this opportunity.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe congratulated Matamua for extending his contract.
“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers, I’d like to congratulate Justin on re-signing with the club for the next three seasons,” Pascoe said.
“As a club, we’re all looking forward to watching him take the next steps in his development in a Wests Tigers jersey.”
Wests Tigers Director of Football Tim Sheens was pleased to have secured the re-signing of Matamua.
“Justin is a talented young forward and we’re very excited to see him continue his career in a Wests Tigers jersey moving forward,” Sheens said.
"He is an example for all our local juniors of the pathways we want to continue here, and I look forward to watching him take the next steps of his rugby league career at this club.”