SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 13: Tim Grant and Kevin Naiqama of the Tigers celebrate victory during the round 23 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Leichhardt Oval on August 13, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers have announced that forward Tim Grant has extended his stay at the club until at least the end of the 2018 season.

The 29-year-old has played 39 games for Wests Tigers since joining the club in 2015, with his career total at 182 games since his first-grade debut at Penrith in 2007.

A former New South Wales and City Origin representative, Grant has been a vital cog in the Wests Tigers forward pack since his arrival, and said he was excited to be able to extend his stay at the club for a further year.

“These are exciting times ahead here at Wests Tigers,” said Grant.

“I think we’ve made some real progress in the time that I’ve been here, we’ve seen a lot of growth throughout the club, there are some great young guys coming through and that’s exciting for everyone involved. We’ve also got a lot a lot of talent coming to the club and are definitely heading in the right direction.

“As your career goes on and you come and go through rep football and that sort of stuff you look for different things that stimulate you,” he said. “For me helping young guys day in, day out, with the little things in their game is what stimulates me to come and do my best everyday.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said that Tim’s experience was a valuable asset to the club.

“Tim’s experience is incredibly important as we head into this exciting new phase for the club,” said Cleary. “He’s an important member of our forward pack and it’s been great to see him continue to develop his game this year.

“His commitment to Wests Tigers, both on and off the field, cannot be understated and I look forward to working with him over the coming season,” said Cleary.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe echoed Cleary’s sentiments, praising the importance of Grant’s leadership.

“Tim’s maturity, professionalism and mentorship with our younger players is something that adds value to Wests Tigers not only on the field but off it as well,” said Pascoe.

“He’s an outstanding young man that we love having at this club.”

Wests Tigers 2021 Player Movements

2021 Gains
Shawn Blore (Penrith Panthers, 2021), Asu Kepaoa (Sydney Roosters, 2022), Stefano Utoikamanu (Parramatta Eels, 2023)
2021 Losses
Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm), Paul Momirovski, Corey Thompson (Gold Coast Titans)
Re-Signed
Luke Garner (2022), Tommy Talau (2022), Alex Twal (2022)
Off Contract 2020
Oliver Clark, Matthew Eisenhuth, Robert Jennings, Chris Lawrence, Benji Marshall, Sam McIntyre, Chris McQueen, Alex Seyfarth, Dylan Smith, Elijah Taylor