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Wests Tigers has re-signed one of the game’s brightest young back-rowers in Simon Dwyer for a further two years.

Off contract at the end of next season, Dwyer will continue to develop under Wests Tigers and Australian Coach Tim Sheens. Dwyer was recognised for his fine season off the interchange bench by being named Wests Tigers Rookie of the Year for 2010.

A Western Suburb junior, Dwyer came through the Wests Tigers Cubs program and played for the U20s team in 2008 and 2009 before breaking into the NRL side. Dwyer played 18 matches this season in the NRL after making his first grade debut in 2009.

His bone-rattling tackle on Sydney Roosters forward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in the preliminary final at the SFS rates as one of the best hits of the year.

“Simon is one of the next generation of quality young forwards we have at the Club. He still has plenty to learn but is developing nicely,’’ said Wests Tigers Coach Tim Sheens said.

“It shows that the junior system we have in place is working.”

Dwyer said he was proud to sign the new deal after working his way up the ranks.

“I was looking for a bit of security and Wests Tigers stuck by me so hopefully I can do them proud,’’ Dwyer said.

“I am hoping to push for a starting spot next season, so if that comes along, I will grab it with both hands.”