Promising centre Tommy Talau will remain at Wests Tigers until the end of the 2022 NRL campaign after signing a new contract.

The 19-year-old, made history in the 2019 season when became the first player born in the 2000’s to play a first-grade game for the Tigers.

His debut came in round 22 when he appeared against Manly Sea Eagles at Lottoland.

Talau, who is the son of former Canterbury Bulldogs, St Helens and Salford Red Deils star Willie, is a product of the Moorebank Rams and has represented New South Wales and Australia at Under 18s level.

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Talau told the club website: “I’m really happy to be able to extend my time at the club.  I’ve had an unreal experience so far — making my first-grade debut — and I’m really excited to continue my journey and see where 2020 takes this team.

“I think this club is really building a strong foundation and has helped me grow a lot so I’m looking forward to where things so for us in the next few years.”

Tigers head coach Michael Maguire added: “I’m really pleased to see Tommy commit his future to Wests Tigers.

“He clearly has a bright future in the game and has already grown so much since joining the club so we’re very excited to see him continue to move forward in his career.

“Tommy has a natural talent that is really important to have in the squad, and I have no doubt he will have a long career here if he continues to apply himself as he has so far.”

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