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Brooks extends Tigers NRL stay: report

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/04/2017 Warren Barnsley

Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks - one of the NRL club's four key off contract players - has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension.

Brooks, 22, has been offered close to $550,000 a year, according to Fairfax Media - some $50,000 less than he was believed to be asking.

It comes two days after Ivan Cleary's appointment as Tigers coach.

The Tigers would not confirm his re-signing when contacted by AAP on Wednesday morning.

Locking down Brooks, who's played 70 NRL games since his 2013 debut, would prompt the Tigers to turn their attention to re-signing fullback James Tedesco, five-eighth Mitchell Moses and forward Aaron Woods.

A four-year, $4.5m deal will reportedly be tabled to retain NSW No.1 Tedesco.

The deal would also prevent Brooks being shipped out to make way for star Melbourne playmaker Cooper Cronk, who will leave the Storm at season's end.

The Tigers have been one of the Sydney clubs rated a chance to lure the Queensland halfback.

Brooks was absent from the Tigers' heavy loss to St George Illawarra on Sunday after injuring his hamstring a week earlier.

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