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.”

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 2021 Player Movements

2021 Gains
William Kei (2021), Joe Ofahengaue (Brisbane Broncos, 2023), James Roberts (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2022), James Tamou (Penrith Panthers, 2022), Kelma Tuilagi (2021), Stefano Utoikamanu (Parramatta Eels, 2023)
2021 Losses
Josh Aloiai (Manly Sea Eagles), Oliver Clark (released), Matthew Eisenhuth (Penrith Panthers), Harry Grant (Melbourne Storm), Robert Jennings (Penrith Panthers), Chris Lawrence (Retired), Benji Marshall (released), Sam McIntyre (Gold Coast Titans), Chris McQueen, Paul Momirovski, Dylan Smith (released), Elijah Taylor (released)
Shawn Blore (2023), Luke Garner (2022), Tommy Talau (2022), Alex Twal (2022)
Off Contract 2021
Kane Bradley, Michael Chee-Kam, Zac Cini, William Kei, Jacob Liddle, Jock Madden, Thomas Mikaele, Zane Musgrove, David Nofoaluma, Russell Packer, Josh Reynolds, Kelma Tuilagi, Billy Walters

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