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