GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16: Chris McQueen of the Titans runs the ball during the round 10 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Sydney Roosters at Cbus Super Stadium on May 16, 2016 on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers have announced that Chris McQueen will be joining the club for the 2018 NRL season.

The new agreement will see McQueen join Wests Tigers until the end of the 2020 season.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said that he looked forward to having McQueen join the club at the end of the year.

“I’m really looking forward to having Chris on board for the next three seasons,” he said. “Not only does he bring plenty of experience with him, he is also an extremely consistent player.

“It’s clear that Chris has greatly helped the Titans’ young players develop on and off the field in the past few years, and that will no doubt be a strong asset at this club too.

“Knowing how hard Chris works and how team-focussed he is, I’m sure it won’t take long for Wests Tigers Members and fans to really appreciate him and regard him as a fan-favourite," said Cleary.

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2024 Gains
Latu Fainu (Manly Sea Eagles, 2027), Samuela Fainu (Manly Sea Eagles, 2027), Aidan Sezer (Leeds Rhinos, 2025), Jayden Sullivan (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2027)
2024 Losses
Luke Brooks (Manly Sea Eagles), Aitasi James (Manly Sea Eagles), Daine Laurie (Penrith Panthers), Ken Maumalo (Gold Coast Titans), Joe Ofahengaue (Parramatta Eels), Tommy Talau (Manly Sea Eagles)
Jahream Bula (2027), Adam Doueihi (2024), Apisai Koroisau (2026), Fonua Pole (2025), Alex Seyfarth (2025), Charlie Staines (2025), Starford To'a (2026), Alex Twal (2027)
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Shawn Blore, Adam Doueihi, Sione Fainu, Asu Kepaoa, Jake Simpkin, Junior Tupou

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe also welcomed McQueen to the club.

“Chris is a player of high calibre and will no doubt be a strong asset to our Club,” he said.

“Not only is he an experienced representative player, he is also a great person off the field and possesses the attributes that we value highly at this club.

“I’m sure that Wests Tigers Members and fans will be excited by the addition of Chris to our team from 2018 onwards,” said Pascoe.

“It’s a really positive sign for Wests Tigers and our roster moving forward."

McQueen has played 145 games since making his debut for the Rabbitohs in 2009 and won a premiership with the team in 2014.

He has been with the Gold Coast Titans for the last two seasons.

The 30-year-old has played six State of Origin games for Queensland and was part of the Prime Minister’s XIII teams in 2011 and 2015, as well as the 2017 All Stars match earlier this year.

McQueen will join Wests Tigers for the 2018 pre-season.

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