SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Luke Brooks of the Tigers looks on during the round one NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on March 3, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Luke Brooks commits to Wests Tigers

The Wests Tigers have announced that halfback Luke Brooks has extended his playing contract with the club for the next two seasons.

The new deal will see Brooks remain with Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Since making his NRL debut for the Club in 2013, the former Dally M Rookie of the Year has played a total of 70 first-grade games in Wests Tigers colours, making his representative debut for the NRL All Stars in 2015.

A local junior of Wests Tigers, Brooks said he was delighted to remain with the Club he grew up supporting and has played his entire career with.

“I’m definitely excited to be a part of the future at Wests Tigers,” Brooks said.

“With the new Coach Ivan Cleary coming in, there’s a lot of energy around the club and it’s exciting to be a part of that.

“I’ve always been at the club and I love this club, so I think that made it a lot easier for me to stay here. I’ve played for a few years now and I really want to step up and take control of this team.

“I’m looking forward to growing further as a player and a person off the field, and doing that here at Wests Tigers,” he said.

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Wests Tigers 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains: Mahe Fonua (Hull FC, 2019), Tyson Gamble (2019), Heath Gibbs (2018), Pita Godinet (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Tuimoala Lolohea (New Zealand Warriors, 2019), Benji Marshall (Brisbane Broncos, 2018), Ben Matulino (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Sam McIntyre (2018), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Thomas Mikaele (2018), Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2019), Russell Packer (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2021), Robbie Rochow (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Dylan Smith (2018), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings, 2019), Alex Twal (Parramatta Eels, 2020), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2018)
2018 Losses: Matt Ballin (retired), Joel Edwards (released), Justin Hunt (retired), Jamal Idris (retired), Jack Littlejohn (Salford Red Devils), Kyle Lovett (Leigh Centurions), Jeremy Marshall-King (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm), Jordan Rankin (Huddersfield Giants), Ava Seumanufagai (Cronulla Sharks), Junior Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs), James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Re-Signed: Josh Aloiai (2019), Luke Brooks (2019), Michael Chee-Kam (2019), Matt Eisenhuth (2019), Tim Grant (2018), Jacob Liddle (2019), Matt McIlwrick (2019), Kevin Naiqama (2018), David Nofoaluma (2021), Moses Suli (2020), Elijah Taylor (2020)
Off Contract 2018: JJ Felise, Heath Gibbs, Pita Godinet, Tim Grant, Benji Marshall, Esan Marsters, Sam McIntyre, Thomas Mikaele, Kevin Naiqama, Dylan Smith, Sauaso Sue, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
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Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said he looked forward to working with Brooks over the coming two seasons.

“We’re really excited to have Luke commit his future to Wests Tigers,” he said.

“He has the opportunity to play a leading role in building this Club towards its true potential.”

Wests Tigers CEO Pascoe said the he was impressed with the way that Brooks was maturing both on and off the field.

“Luke continues to impress me with how he is growing both as a player and an individual,” said Pascoe. “Personally I’m looking forward to continuing to work with him over the coming seasons and helping him to achieve his goals.

“Luke’s an impressive young man and we’re thrilled that he has chosen to extend his stay with the club for a further two seasons,” he said.

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