Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that former Australian international and New South Wales representative Jamal Idris has joined the Club.

The 26-year-old has played a total of 131 first-grade games since making his debut for Canterbury-Bankstown in 2008 — playing four seasons for the Bulldogs before spending two years with the Titans from 2012 and with the Panthers from 2014.

The 2009 Dally M Rookie of the Year has agreed to join Wests Tigers in 2017 and will add plenty of experience, size and skill to the Club’s first-grade squad.

After spending 18 months away from rugby league, the Forster Hawks junior said he was excited to be making his return to the NRL with Wests Tigers.

“For me, it’s so exciting as there are a lot of up-and-coming young players here,” said Idris. “The average age is really young, and they’re only going to get better and more experienced. If they do that together, then they’re going to gel well as a team and that’s really exciting.

“I’ve learned a lot over the last year, and the biggest thing was that I was playing rugby league for others. This time, I’m playing rugby league for myself,” he said.

“There’s no better way to get back into it then to get stuck into training, and I’m improving a lot every week. I’m just hoping to do it now week in and week out.

“I can’t wait to meet all the new fans and Members of Wests Tigers,” said Idris. “This Club has a great history and supporter base, and I can’t wait to meet and get to know so many more fans.”

Wests Tigers 2021 Player Movements

2021 Gains
William Kei (2021), Joe Ofahengaue (Brisbane Broncos, 2023), James Roberts (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2022), James Tamou (Penrith Panthers, 2022), Kelma Tuilagi (2021), Stefano Utoikamanu (Parramatta Eels, 2023)
2021 Losses
Josh Aloiai (Manly Sea Eagles), Oliver Clark (released), Matthew Eisenhuth (Penrith Panthers), Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm), Robert Jennings (Penrith Panthers), Chris Lawrence (Retired), Benji Marshall (released), Sam McIntyre (Gold Coast Titans), Chris McQueen, Paul Momirovski, Dylan Smith (released), Elijah Taylor (released)
Shawn Blore (2023), Luke Garner (2022), Tommy Talau (2022), Alex Twal (2022)
Off Contract 2021
Kane Bradley, Michael Chee-Kam, Zac Cini, William Kei, Jacob Liddle, Jock Madden, Thomas Mikaele, Zane Musgrove, David Nofoaluma, Russell Packer, Josh Reynolds, Kelma Tuilagi, Billy Walters

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