The St George Illawarra Dragons have announced that second-rower Tyson Frizell has agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension that will see him remain at the Club until at least the end of 2020.
The local Corrimal Cougars junior has played 79 first-grade games for the Club since his arrival from the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in 2013 and has played 91 NRL games to date.
The NSW Blues representative featured twice for his state this season and has most recently been selection into the Australia Prime Minister’s XIII team which will face the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in Port Moresby on Saturday.
“It was an easy decision for me to make being a local junior and playing for the Club these past four seasons so when the opportunity arose I was more than happy to extend my contract,” said Frizell.
“I believe that the Club is moving forward and I want to be a part of that so the option to prolong my career here was an easy choice to make.
“I grew up supporting the team so extending my stay has capped-off a highlight year which has provided me the opportunity to play State of Origin and now represent Australia as part of the Prime Minister’s XIII.”
Dragons Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward is pleased by the representative player’s decision to continue representing the Club.
“Tyson is an important member of our squad who we want to build a team around as he is someone we have earmarked as a future leader here at the Club,” said Millward.
“He was duly rewarded for his hard work by being selected for NSW in State of Origin and he did not let anyone down by the performances he displayed in that competitive arena.
“He has since been named for the upcoming touring Australia Prime Minister’s XIII team and we are confident this will lead to even greater things as he establishes himself as one of the upcoming elite players of the game.”