SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Matthew Eisenhuth of the Tigers is tackled by James Tamou of the Panthers during the round 22 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Wests Tigers at Pepper Stadium on August 6, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers have announced the re-signing of Matt Eisenhuth on a two-year deal that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Since making his first-grade debut earlier this season Eisenhuth has become a regular in Wests Tigers’ NRL side, making 10 appearances and earning a spot in the run-on side while averaging an impressive 117 metres and 35 tackles per game.

The former Australian Schoolboy expressed his delight to remain at Wests Tigers.

“For me, it was a pretty easy decision to extend my time here,” Eisenhuth said.

“This club stood by me and gave me a shot nobody else was and they rewarded me with a debut and constant first-grade, so in my mind, I wasn’t looking to go anywhere else.

“It’s been a long road and I’ve had some ups and downs,” he said. “I think I’ve been improving week in and week out, so I’m very happy to be here for the next couple of years.”

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said he was pleased to see Eisenhuth remain at the Club, and looked forward to watching him take the next step in his career.

“On and off the field Matt has shown that he encompasses the values that the Wests Tigers are all about,” said Cleary. “I’m delighted that Matt will continue to develop his career here at Wests Tigers, he’ll be a highly valued member of the team into the future.”

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Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe echoed Cleary’s sentiments for Eisenhuth’s hard work and dedication.

“Since arriving at Wests Tigers, Matt has shown tremendous drive and desire to achieve what he has and I’m thrilled to see him sign on here,” Pascoe said.

“He has overcome a lot to get to where he is in the NRL, Matt thoroughly deserved his chance and it’s pleasing to see him continue to grow as a player on and off the field.

“Matt is a quality young man and we’re very pleased to have him in our organisation,” he said.

Wests Tigers 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Oliver Clark (Penrith Panthers, 2020), Robbie Farah (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2019), Mahe Fonua (Hull FC, 2019), Tyson Gamble (2019), Luke Garner (2020), Heath Gibbs (2018), Pita Godinet (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Tuimoala Lolohea (New Zealand Warriors, 2021), Benji Marshall (Brisbane Broncos, 2019), Ben Matulino (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Moses Mbye (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2022), Sam McIntyre (2020), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Thomas Mikaele (2019), Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2020), Russell Packer (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2021), Robbie Rochow (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Dylan Smith (2020), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings, 2019), Alex Twal (Parramatta Eels, 2020), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2020)
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), Moses Suli (Manly Sea Eagles), Tevita Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs), James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Josh Aloiai (2019), Luke Brooks (2023), Michael Chee-Kam (2019), Matthew Eisenhuth (2020), Tim Grant (2019), Jacob Liddle (2019), Matt McIlwrick (2019), Kevin Naiqama (2021), David Nofoaluma (2021), Elijah Taylor (2020)
Off Contract 2019
Josh Aloiai, Michael Chee-Kam, Robbie Farah, Mahe Fonua, Tyson Gamble, Chris Lawrence, Jacob Liddle, Benji Marshall, Thomas Mikaele, Robbie Rochow, Corey Thompson
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