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Tigers sign Sironen to new NRL deal

Curtis Sironen has signed a new three-year deal with the Wests Tigers that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 NRL season.
Tigers sign Sironen to new NRL deal
by AAP

SYDNEY, April 24 AAP - Curtis Sironen has signed a new three-year deal with the Wests Tigers that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 NRL season.

One of a glut of talented youngsters at the joint venture, Sironen hasn't played this season due to a foot injury sustained at the Auckland Nines.

The utility is due for a round-13 return.

The son of club legend Paul Sironen, the 20-year-old said he was glad to secure his future.

"I'm extremely delighted to have extended my contract at the Wests Tigers," Sironen said.

"Being a local junior, I have always wanted to play NRL for the club.

"I'm looking forward to what the future holds and to be playing NRL alongside some of my best mates is really important to me.

"There is a really good feel around the club and it's an exciting place to be a part of."

Coach Mick Potter hailed the re-signing as further good news for the in-form Tigers.

"I'm really happy that Curtis is going to be at the Wests Tigers, long term," Potter said.

"He is an exceptional athlete and his benefit to the team is that he can play a range of positions.

"Curtis is big enough, strong enough and has great skills - his kicking game and passing game are an extremely valuable asset and I'm looking forward to his return from injury.

"It's really good for everyone at the club that our young players want to stay.

"They see a future here and want to keep playing with the players they have been brought up with," he said.

Sironen, with 25 NRL games for the Tigers, represented City Origin last year.

The second-placed Tigers have enjoyed a 5-2 start to the season and host the fourth-placed Gold Coast at Leichhardt Oval in round seven on Sunday.


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