‘Forbes Ferrari’ determined to hit the ground running in 2024

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Charlie Staines has signed a new playing contract with Wests Tigers ahead of the 2024 NRL season.

The new two-year deal will see the young outside back known as the “Forbes Ferrari’’ remain at the club through until at least the end of the 2025 season.

The 23-year-old winger, pictured with the ball at training in Campbelltown last season, is eager to get back to his best after an injury-marred first season at  the club.

“It was a difficult first season here for me with the ruptured bowel, but the club was so supportive through that time,” Staines said after inking the contract extension.

“I want to have a strong pre-season and then hit the ground running next year.

“I love it here at Wests Tigers and I’m excited to be with this group for at least another couple of years.”

Head coach Benji Marshall says the club is thrilled to have Staines on board for a further two years.
“We love what he brings not only as player but also as a person,” Marshall said.

“We’re all looking forward to seeing Charlie play some great footy for this club.”

Wests Tigers CEO, Justin Pascoe noted that Staines had a horror run with injury last season in his first season with the club after his move from the Penrith Panthers, but he remained positive and professional with how he went about his rehab.

“This club means a lot to Charlie, and we are delighted that he’ll be with us next season and beyond,” said the club chief executive officer.

Staines scored three tries in nine appearances for Wests Tigers in 2023 after crossing for 23 tries in 38 appearances in his three seasons at the Panthers.

He has now rejoined the squad for his first week of pre-season training, along with several senior players who are back on deck, including Api Koroisau, David Klemmer and Adam Doueihi.

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