West Tigers halfback Luke Brooks has committed to the club after penning a four-year extension.
The deal is reportedly worth north of $3 million and will see the the reigning Dally M Halfback of the Year remain a Tiger until the end of 2023.
Brooks was thrilled to extend his stay at the club.
“I’m pretty excited to be here for the next five years, I’ve been here my whole career and I’m happy to stay,” Brooks told the club website.
“We’re building something nice here, with Madge [Michael Maguire] coming in he’s a successful coach and I think he’s going to be good for our team.
“This club means a lot to me and I really love this club, I love playing here, I love playing with all of the boys, it’s what I’ve known for pretty much all of my life and I’m happy to be here,” he said. “This will allow me to just focus on footy and now I’ve just got to play consistent footy and do my job for the team.
“I just want to build on what we did last year as a team and for myself I want to keep playing consistent footy,” said Brooks. “I want to do my bit for the team and grow as a player and a person and work on my leadership as well.
Brooks, a Wests Tigers junior, has played 107 NRL games for the club since making his debut in 2013.
Tigers coach Michael Maguire was thrilled by Brooks’ re-signing and was looking forward to seeing the young star develop.
“Luke is a well experienced half now and at the prime of being able to take all of the learnings to this point to a whole new level,” said Maguire.
“Sitting down and talking to him about his game he’s hungry to learn and hungry to improve on where he’s at. He prides himself on his defence and obviously he’s very keen to learn the different styles of play that I’ve had experience with working with a number of halfbacks over a number of years.
“Luke’s a player who’s really willing and open to learning his style, as well as understanding what others see when they’re playing and that’s something that can help him further develop his game.
“He loves the club, he’s a passionate Wests Tigers kid and I’m enjoying working with him,” he said.
“To see one of our local juniors coming through and doing the things that he’s doing is great for this club and for its future and what we want to achieve.”