Wests Tigers re-sign Gareth Ellis

Hard hitting Englishman Gareth Ellis has today re-signed with the Wests Tigers for a further two seasons.<br><br>Rated the world’s best second-rower, Ellis is in his second season of a three year stint with the Wests Tigers but has agreed to further extend his deal which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2013 season.<br><br>Ellis has played 30 games for Wests Tigers and was named the club’s player of the year in 2009 in his first season in the NRL.<br><br>The announcement was made this morning at the Trend Micro Office in Macquarie Park. Trend Micro is the official back of shorts sponsor of the Wests Tigers.<br><br>“Gareth had an immediate and dramatic impact on the NRL last year,’’ said Wests Tigers CEO Stephen Humphreys.<br><br>“His efforts in 2009 saw him win the Wests Tigers Player of the Year award, earn selection in the English side for the Four Nations tournament, and the inaugural NRL All Stars side.<br><br>“Gareth is one of our most popular and professional players. He possesses a great work ethic and is a real leader born on and off the field.<br><br>“He and his partner Rachael, along with their young son Isaac, have become integral members of the Tigers family and we are thrilled with their decision to commit to us for this extended period.”<br>