One of the surprising selections in the Tigers side at the start of the season, his form has seen him do enough to retain that spot and earn a new deal, with Kyle Lovett re-signing at the Wests Tigers.
The new 2-year deal is a welcome reward for Lovett who has impressed since making his NRL debut in Rd 1 of this season.
With 19 first-grade games to his name so far, the Leichhardt junior is pleased to re-sign and admits he did not except first-grade to come so early for him.
â€œIâ€™m stoked with the new deal,â€ Lovett said.
â€œI love playing for the Club and Iâ€™ve really enjoyed this season in the NRL.
â€œIt was obviously a goal of mine to play first grade this year and that opportunity came in Round 1, which I wasnâ€™t really expecting, but Iâ€™ve enjoyed the challenge.
â€œGetting the contract out of the way is something I was looking forward to; Iâ€™m keen to finish this season strong and to keep working on my consistency.â€
Head coach Jason Taylor is just as pleased with Lovett, who has impressed him since making his debut.
â€œKyle has exceeded all expectations this year,â€ Taylor said.
â€œHe made his debut at the beginning of the year and we had expected a handful of games from him â€“ given itâ€™s his first year in the NRL – but he has been really impressive and played close to every game.
â€œThat effort is a credit to himself and the Club because heâ€™s done probably three times more than what we had hoped for and thatâ€™s really pleasing.â€