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Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the re-signing of Keith Galloway on a three-year deal.
Following the signing of Bulldogs prop Martin Taupau yesterday, the Wests Tigers pack continues to shape up well for the 2014 season.
With 162 NRL matches under his belt, Galloway has established himself as a leader in the Wests Tigers pack since joining the Club in 2006 from Cronulla.
The 27 year-old has represented Australia five times, whilst also earning honours with New South Wales and City Origin.
Galloway’s 2013 campaign has been interrupted with a pectoral tear suffered during the Round 2 win over Penrith at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
“Keith has been sorely missed while injured and we are looking forward to having him back on the field in the near future,” Coach Mick Potter said.
“To have that commitment for the long term really adds some stability to our front row.
“Keith consistently makes the most metres which gives the team that much need go forward.
“He definitely has a presence on the field, being a big man he stops people on contact.
“Keith really lifts the people around him when he plays.”
Weighing in at 112kg, the Yarrawarrah Tigers junior’s towering presence in the pack is something that has been missed this season, with the prop looking to return the field in the coming weeks.
“I am really excited about re-signing, we have a great group of players here with some exciting youngsters coming through the ranks,” Galloway said.
“I am into my seventh season at the Wests Tigers, by the end of the contract I will be in my tenth season and I’m proud to be a part of such a great Club.
“I have been working really hard in rehab and hope to be back ahead of schedule to help the team in the remainder of the season.”
Galloway joins fellow props Taupau, Aaron Woods, Jack Buchanan, Ava Seumanufagai and James Gavet who have committed to the Club for 2014.
Keith Galloway’s Profile
Born: 02/09/1985, Sydney, NSW
Junior Club: Yarrawarrah Tigers
Rep Honours: 5 Tests for Australia (2011), 1 game for NSW (2011), City Origin (2009-11)
Previous Clubs: Cronulla Sharks (2003-05)
NRL debut: Sharks v Warriors, Toyota Park, 19/07/2003 (Rd 19)
Club debut: Wests Tigers v Dragons, Telstra Stadium, 10/03/2006 (Rd 1)