Chris Lawrence Re-Signs - One year deal for 2020

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2019/10/21/wests-tigers-re-sign-chris-lawrence/

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that Chris Lawrence has signed a new playing contract with the club for the 2020 season.

The new, one-year deal will see the Life Member remain with Wests Tigers for his 15th season at the club — making the 31-year-old the longest consecutively serving player in Wests Tigers history.

A local junior of Wests Tigers, Lawrence made his memorable first-grade debut back in 2006 — quickly becoming a regular of the side with his blistering speed and try-scoring potency.

He would go on to become one of four players to register 200 NRL games for Wests Tigers and was inducted as a Life Member of the club in 2016.

The club’s all-time leading try-scorer and third most capped player of all time, Lawrence has had a profound impact on Wests Tigers both on and off the field, and said he was delighted to extend his playing career with the club for another season.

“I’m extremely thankful and proud to re-sign with Wests Tigers for another year,” Lawrence said. “This club has always been where I have called home and I’m really excited to be able to continue playing in the colours that I love.

This club has always been where I have called home…

Chris Lawrence
“The Members and fans of Wests Tigers have always shown tremendous support to me throughout my career and I’m very grateful for that.

"Under Michael Maguire, Wests Tigers is definitely going in the right direction so I’m looking forward to being a part of that and help bring the success this club deserves.”

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire praised Lawrence’s leadership and said he had an integral role to play in the side in 2020.

“I’m really pleased we’ve been able to re-sign Chris,” Maguire said.

“He has been a wonderful player for this club for a long time but continues to grow in his game and role on the field — which is most pleasing to see.

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I’m happy it’s over more than anything TBH.

I just hope it was either at the right price, or if i was more than what was initially reported - it hopefully confirms we’ve freed up some cap dollars with Matto, and possibly Mautilino now being off the books.

Congrats Rowdy hope you have a massive season for us in 2020

We will need it

I was hoping in vain this spot would of been put to good use in securing one of the positions that needed it…2020 ground hog day !

finally!!! good on him and the club

Well, that’s OK…

Thank goodness. Go Rowdy, have a great final year.

Good news. If we lose Matterson we’ll be well down on quality in the 2nd row and Rowdy can definitely do a job there as he showed when he shut down Ponga. It’s also just good to see a loyal servant of the club get another year. I’m not sure there were many better options available on the market…

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t lost a bit of respect for him for running to the media during the build up to our biggest game of the last 3 years. Say what you want about Matterson, but he kept his issues in house till after our season was done. Having said all that, signing him on for another year is fine considering what we have, will probably lose, and what’s available.

@GNR4LIFE said in Chris Lawrence Re-Signs - One year deal for 2020:

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t lost a bit of respect for him for running to the media during the build up to our biggest game of the last 3 years. Say what you want about Matterson, but he kept his issues in house till after our season was done. Having said all that, signing him on for another year is fine considering what we have, will probably lose, and what’s available.

Rowdy had no leverage once the season was over!

Hopefully an injury free 2020 for rowdy