Tigers extend Robert Lui's contract

The impressive retention drive by Wests Tigers has continued with the re-signing of half-back Robert Lui for the next two years.<br><br>Off contract this season, Lui has agreed to a new two-year deal that keeps him at Wests Tigers until the end of 2012.<br><br>Following impressive performances for Wests Tigers in the U20s competition in 2009, Lui made his first grade debut against Cronulla Sharks in round 23. In his three first grade games, Lui showed enough ability to stamp himself as a player of the future.<br><br>He then played a major role in Wests Tigers qualifying for the Toyota Cup grand final. He was also named the Toyota Cup five-eighth of the year.<br><br>A full-time member of the Wests Tigers NRL squad this season, Lui is eligible to play in the Toyota Cup competition in 2010 after turning 20 on February 23.<br><br>The talented half/five-eighth is now focusing on establishing a solid halves partnership with Benji Marshall.<br><br>Wests Tigers Coach Tim Sheens was delighted the club has secured one of its most exciting young prospects.<br><br>“We see Robbie as an integral part of the team. He has a very bright future,’’ Sheens said.<br><br>“He still has plenty to learn but he is naturally gifted, is quick, has great ball skills, a good kicking game, and knows how to read the play.”<br><br>The re-signing of Lui comes on top of NRL superstar Benji Marshall becoming a ‘Tiger for Life’ last week. Meanwhile, new Wests Tigers signing Lote Tuqiri will start training next week.