The new agreement will see McQueen join Wests Tigers until the end of the 2020 season.
“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.
Wests Tigers 2018 Player Movements
|2018 Gains: Ben Matulino (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2021), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2018)|
|2018 Losses: Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)|
|Re-Signed: Josh Aloiai (2019), Luke Brooks (2019), Michael Chee-Kam (2019), David Nofoaluma (2021), Moses Suli (2020)|
|Off Contract 2017: Matt Ballin, Joel Edwards, Tim Grant, Watson Heleta, Justin Hunt, Jamal Idris, Jack Littlejohn, Kyle Lovett, Matt McIlwrick, Mitchell Moses, Kevin Naiqama, Jordan Rankin, Ava Seumanufagai, James Tedesco|
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.
McQueen will join Wests Tigers for the 2018 pre-season.