Wests Tigers fan favorite Alex Twal re-signs until end of 2024 NRL season
Wests Tigers fan favorite Alex Twal has stepped down for an additional two years, keeping him at the club at least until the end of the 2024 NRL season.
The 25-year-old was already on contract for 2022, but the new deal will see him stay at Concord for the long haul, as the club seek to rebuild after a decade of mediocrity.
Twal has played 89 games for the Tigers since his debut in 2017 and has been a consistent first-place player.
“I am really happy to stay at Wests Tigers,” he said.
“Wests Tigers is now part of my DNA. I’ve been there for five years and I know we’re building something very special with the people we have at the club.
“I am really focused on the success of the club and I am doing everything I can to be a part of it.
“I know what success will mean for the Wests Tigers fans and everyone at the club and I will do everything to help us achieve that success.”
Twal has yet to score a try in the NRL, which gives him an undesirable stat alongside Dragons executor Blake Lawrie.
Tigers coach Michael Maguire said he looks forward to his continued development over the next three years.
“We are all very happy to see Alex signing again with the Wests Tigers,” said Maguire.
“Alex is a real professional in the way he approaches his game, and I have been impressed with the way he has grown as a leader within our team.
“He has continued to work hard in all aspects of his game and I look forward to seeing him continue to develop in the years to come.”
News of Twal’s extension comes just days after the Tigers announced they had signed Parramatta forward Isaiah Papali’i for 2023 and beyond.