New home for Grant as he heads West to the Tigers

Tim Grant

An early release by his current club, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, will see forward Tim Grant join the Wests Tigers from the 2016 season.

Initially contracted to Souths for a further three years, they have opted to release him after just 21 games in their colours.

“We all appreciate the job Tim did for the Club last year, he was part of the World Club Challenge touring squad, and played many games for us throughout 2015,” Coach Maguire said.

“Tim has an opportunity at another Club which we’re happy for him to pursue, and on behalf of everyone at the Club we wish him the best of luck with the rest of his career.”

As for the Tigers, they believe that Grant’s experience is a key factor for the side moving forward.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Tim to Wests Tigers,” said Pascoe.

“It’s great to have a player of his experience join the Club and I’m sure he’s going to be an asset to us both on and off the field.

“I was fortunate enough to walk the Kokoda Track two years ago with Tim and see first-hand examples of what makes him such an outstanding young man.

The experience, coupled with his approach to the game, is something Pascoe believes can help them moving forward.

“Tim brings a great attitude to this Club and I’m sure he’ll fit in well and will quickly become a favourite amongst Members and fans,” Pascoe said.

“Tim joins us on very favourable terms which is also beneficial for the Club.”

Joining a roster mixed with youth and experience is one that Grant welcomes and looks forward to, and he just wants to get stuck into things.

“There’s no gains in sitting around, I just want to get out there and get into training with the boys and get to know them,” said Grant.

“It’s an exciting young roster, there are a lot of guys there who are ready to hit their straps and a new leadership group with Aaron Woods leading the way and I think we have a bright future ahead of us here.

“I looked at the roster here at Wests Tigers and I was excited to join the Club. I’m looking forward to getting to know the players and getting out onto the field,” he said.

Equally pleased is Tigers coach Jason Taylor, who cannot wait to have Grant in the team set-up and working hard.

“With almost 150 NRL games under his belt Tim brings to Wests Tigers a degree of experience that will be a great benefit to our pack,” said Taylor.

“I’ve been very impressed with him during our initial discussion and I look forward to seeing him get to work with his new team mates.

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