Despite much speculation regarding his future, Curtis Sironen has shrugged off rival overtures and opted to re-sign with the Wests Tigers until the end of the 2018 season.
Making his debut back in 2012 and playing in 64 NRL games since that time, he has also played three representative games for the City Origin side.
Taking up an option available to him, Sironen is pleased to have the chance to stay at a club he loves.
â€œIâ€™m really happy to have secured my future at Wests Tigers and to continue playing for Club I started out at,â€ Sironen said.
â€œThe Club is really important to me and Iâ€™ve had a few shaky starts recently but my goal is to work my way back into the NRL side.
â€œI love everything about Wests Tigers â€” especially the teammates here because we have all developed a really tight bond.”
The club have been good to him and coming up through the ranks has helped him form a special bond with the club and what it stands for.
â€œIt has been really great to see some of the exciting players who have come through the grades with me and Iâ€™m looking forward to playing some more footy with those guys.
â€œTo have come through the development pathways as a local junior is really special to me â€” Iâ€™m excited to be able to continue my career at Wests Tigers,â€ he said.
Coach Jason Taylor is also pleased to see Sironen remain, as he looks forward to working with him over coming years.
â€œItâ€™s a great sign for this Club that talented, young, players like Curtis want to continue to be a part of what weâ€™re building here,â€ said Taylor.
â€œWeâ€™ll continue to work with him to ensure that he continues to develop and grow as an NRL player into the future.â€