Aaron Woods
Tigers keep talent
Aaron Woods
Tigers keep talent

Wests Tigers have held onto two of the NRL’s most promising young forwards, extending the contracts of props Aaron Woods and Andrew Fifita on Friday.

Woods’ new deal will keep him at the club until the end of the 2014 season, while the Tigers have triggered an option in Fifita’s contract for the 2012 season.

Woods has enjoyed an impressive debut season in 2011, making himself a valued member of the Tigers pack and playing seven games to date.

“I feel very privileged to be playing first grade and being surrounded by all of these great players.

“Being a local junior I’m extremely proud to be now playing for the elite squad, it’s a dream come true really,” the Balmain junior said.

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Wests Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys was delighted to retain two important pieces of future Tigers forward packs.

“Aaron and Andrew are showing maturity beyond their years and are perfect examples of the depth we now have throughout our player roster,” Humphreys said.

“They’ve both had a lot more game time this year which will only benefit their development and the club in the long run.”

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