West Tigers captain Aaron Woods has finally confirmed his future after weeks of constant speculation.
The star prop has joined the Canterbury Bulldogs on a four year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.
Bulldogs Coach Des Hasler says he is looking forward to Woods joining the club.
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“Aaron will bring a great deal to the Bulldogs, both on and off the field. He is proven in both the International and State arenas and that level of experience will be most valuable to our club.”
Meanwhile, Wests Tigers Chair Marina Go thanked Woods for his effort and commitment to the club.
“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I’d like to thank Aaron for the way that he has represented the club over the last seven seasons,” said Go.
“While we’re incredibly disappointed that Aaron will be leaving Wests Tigers at the end of the season we wish him well in the future and look forward to supporting him as a Wests Tigers player for the remainder of this year,” she said.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe thanked Woods for the role that he has played leading the club.
“Personally, I’d like to take this chance to thank Aaron for the way he has led this club, said Pascoe.
“He has led from the front every time he has taken to the field and has been a great player for this club for a long time now.
“It was obviously a tough decision for Aaron and he has made the decision in the best interest of his family and himself and as a club we completely respect that and wish him all the best in the future.
“I’m sure that Aaron will continue to put everything into his performances for Wests Tigers for the remainder of 2017 and we look forward to giving him the respectful farewell he deserves ” said Pascoe.
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