ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 01: West Tigers Zane Musgrove is tackled during the NRL trial match between the Warriors and the Wests Tigers on March 01, 2020 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers have locked away forward Zane Musgrove on a new three-year deal, fending off interest from the St George Illawarra Dragons.

The Tigers announced Musgrove’s new contract on Wednesday night, which will tie him to the club until the end of 2024.

The 24-year old was restricted to just six NRL games for the Tigers in 2020 in his first season at the club  having been hampered by a foot injury.

Musgrove was thrilled to extend his tenure at Concord.

“I’m really happy to re-sign — I feel at home with Wests Tigers,” Musgrove told weststigers.com.au.

“I feel like such a big part of this club and really want to build this to something special.

“I also feel really thankful to Madge and the club for sticking by me,” he said. “That was a big part of me staying and I can’t wait to get on the field and contribute to this club again.”

Tigers coach Michael Maguire was pleased to see the talented prop recommit.

“I’m really happy to see Zane re-sign with the club for another three years,” Maguire said.

“I know how hard Zane has had to work to get to this point in his career and I have no doubt that his best football is still ahead of him. Zane’s presence and leadership around the organisation has grown a lot in the past few years, and he has a tremendous hunger to be successful in all that he does — constantly raising the standards of himself and those around him.

“He is a player with a great work ethic who adds a lot to our side overall and I’m looking forward to watching him develop for many years to come.”

Musgrove has made 33 NRL appearances, having previously played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs from 2016-2017.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Tigers look pretty decent next season.
    Gareth Widdop in the halves, James Tamou and Joe Ofahungue joining the middle forwards, James Roberts aswell.

    1. Douehi
    2. Nofoluma
    3. Leilua
    4. Roberts
    5. Talua
    6. Widdop
    7. Brooks
    8. Tamou
    9. Mbye
    10. Twal
    11. Leilua
    12. Garner
    13. Ofahungue

    14. Walters
    15. Mikaele
    16. Musgrove
    17. Blore

    then Chee-Kam, Liddle, Momirovski, Packer, Simpkin, Gebbie

    Maguire has done a great job rebuilding this team from how Cleary left it with overpaid old guys like Reynolds, Matalino, Packer, Taylor and Mybe soaking up all the money but now they have a bunch of talented players and should surprise a few teams.

    Id still like to see them get in a winger or two for depth and a second rower.
    Id say go for younger guys like Cody Ramsey, Hayze Perham, Billy Magoulias and Josh Curran.

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