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.

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), Moses Mbye (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2022), 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), Moses Suli (Manly Sea Eagles), Junior Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs), James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Josh Aloiai (2019), Luke Brooks (2019), Michael Chee-Kam (2019), Matthew Eisenhuth (2020), Tim Grant (2018), Jacob Liddle (2019), Matt McIlwrick (2019), Kevin Naiqama (2021), David Nofoaluma (2021), Elijah Taylor (2020)
Off Contract 2018
JJ Felise, Heath Gibbs, Pita Godinet, Tim Grant, Benji Marshall, Sam McIntyre, Thomas Mikaele, Dylan Smith, Sauaso Sue, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
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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.

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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.


  1. What an overrated player. He is one of the most undeserving players to play for QLD. Wade of a contract, especially with the Tigers still having 2 of the Big 4 undecided.

  2. Having an opinion is one thing lacking intel is another , technology ain’t for everyone , this is what happens when you allow hillbillies access to the internet , that straw hat Sam hasn’t protected you from the sun

  3. I’m still wondering which player/players are leaving to accommodate him. Someone said on this site (sorry their name evades me) it may be Lawrence to super league.

    Guess we wait and see.

  4. Starting to get pissed off at Henry now.
    McQueen has busted his ass off and given it all for the club, and we don’t even re-sign him. I much would’ve preferred McQueen over Proctor, who might I add has done nothing for the club so far. Starting to question our recruitment strategy, let Nene Macdonald go for Daniel Sarginson, let Josh Hoffman go for Dale Copley, and David Mead for Daniel Vidot…. Bird has already left, will be shortly followed by Peats, Hayne and possibly Tyrone Roberts, Cornish and Davis already gone. Yet we still have duds like Zillman on our books. Whoever the hell is in charge needs to GET OUT!

    • McQueen busted his ass at Souths as well and was still shown the door to accommodate Sam Burgess. Rather than being bitter and resentful he was gracious and philosophical about being shown the door and kept a positive attitude at all times. I always liked McQueen and thought that he was played out of position and played his best football for Souths on the wing (and possibly covering centre). He was pushed into the forwards before his time IMO. He has always given his best and shown loyalty to BOTH the Rabbitohs and the Titans and deserves better in return I think. Hopefully Cleary will know how best to use Chris and utilise his strengths and improve his game.

      • 100% SSTID, I think McQueen deserves a bit more, I believe he’s very underrated and he would make a positive impact for any club that he plays for. Furthermore, he has that utility value and can play anywhere in the back row and in the centres.
        But hey at least you’re the Rabbitohs are still getting their money’s worth from Burgess though. The Titans have had no return on Hayne or Proctor!

    • @ titans2012

      Don’t be too annoyed with Henry – he’s doing a good job with all things considered.
      Rebecca Frizzle wanted Hayne so badly that they broke the bank on him. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a great player but a 2 year contract (little under that) wasn’t the answer – he should have been signed for at least 4 years on that money.

      All things considered, you have Taylor, Elgey, Peats, Wallace, Pasi, Proctor – pretty impressive recruitment with Copley included too. Copley will be a great player, he just needs some time to settle in.

      Hang in there – its a good squad and you’ll have more to play with at year-end.

      • Having Nathan Peats back at hooker will make a big difference (another Rabbitohs talent lost along with McQueen!)

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