Jacob Liddle, the young hooker seen as the long term replacement for Robbie Farah, has been getting plenty of NRL game time in recent weeks.
Wests Tigers can expect to see more and more of the talented rake now that he’s signed on for another year.
Last night Wests Tigers announced that Jacob Liddle had extended his playing contract for a further season, securing him at the club until at least the end of 2019.
Liddle was already under contract for the 2018 season, and has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him in Wests Tigers colours for the next two seasons.
The news comes on the eve of another tough test for Wests Tigers, who will host the Roosters at Campbelltown this Sunday from 4pm.
A former Australian Schoolboy, Liddle was a standout in the club’s Holden Cup side throughout 2015 and 2016 – he was awarded the NYC Player’s Player award in 2015 before being selected in the NSW U20 squad the following year.
Going on to make his memorable first-grade debut later in 2016 against the Bulldogs, the Wyong Roos junior has featured in eight games for Ivan Cleary’s side so far in 2017.
Liddle said that he was looking forward to continuing his development with Wests Tigers.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity that Wests Tigers has given me,’’ he said.
“The club has given me the chance to develop my game both on and off the field.
“It’s a nice feeling to have the security, it takes the pressure off and allows me to focus on my game and to continue to develop,” he said.
Wests Tigers head coach Ivan Cleary welcomed Liddle’s contract extension with the club.
“Jacob is a talented kid who puts the team before himself,” Cleary said.
“We look forward to Jacob being an influential player in the long term future of Wests Tigers.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that he looked forward to working with Jacob into the future.
“Jacob is an impressive young man who is developing well both on and off the field,” Pascoe said.
“We look forward to seeing him take the next step in his career over the coming seasons.”