SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Chris Lawrence of the Tigers watches on during the round 18 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on July 9, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers' Chris Lawrence has re-signed for the club on a one-year deal.

It will tie the 31-year old to the club for a 15th season, making him the longest serving Tigers player in the club's history.

The Tigers' all-time leading try-scorer and third most capped player of all time, Lawrence was pleased to extend his career into 2020.

“I’m extremely thankful and proud to re-sign with Wests Tigers for another year,” Lawrence told the club website.

“This club has always been where I have called home and I’m really excited to be able to continue playing in the colours that I love.

“The Members and fans of Wests Tigers have always shown tremendous support to me throughout my career and I’m very grateful for that.

"Under Michael Maguire, Wests Tigers is definitely going in the right direction so I’m looking forward to being a part of that and help bring the success this club deserves.”

Tigers coach Michael Maguire said Lawrence will have an important role to player next year.

“I’m really pleased we’ve been able to re-sign Chris,” Maguire said.

“He has been a wonderful player for this club for a long time but continues to grow in his game and role on the field — which is most pleasing to see.

“Chris is a really key part of what we’re building here as one of the senior players in the side, and I have no doubt that he will continue to show that on and off the field in the year ahead.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. Well deserved. He has had some really bad luck with injures over the years esp. to his hip and face which were career threatening.

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