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Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that star centre Chris Lawrence has re-signed today on a five-year deal, keeping him at the Club until the end of the 2016 season.
A Campbelltown junior, Lawrence attended St Gregory's College Campbelltown and went on to represent the Australian Schoolboys in his final year in 2006.
Handpicked to join the Wests Tigers CUBS program in 2005 - a development system designed to create a pathway for talented Wests and Balmain juniors into the professional squad - Chris has become one of many current Wests Tigers first grade players to have come from this system.
Since making his first grade debut against the Brisbane Broncos in 2006, Lawrence has played 92 NRL games and has scored 53 tries. 2011 will be Lawrence's sixth season with the Club.
Following a successful 2010 season, the 22-year-old was rewarded with selection in the Australian Kangaroos squad for the Four Nations Tournament and scored a try on his International debut against New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland.
Wests Tigers CEO Stephen Humphreys said that securing the long term services of Lawrence is an important milestone for the Club.