Wests Tigers sign Sydney Roosters forward Ryan Matterson

Drew Darbyshire

Wests Tigers have signed back-rower Ryan Matterson on a three-year deal.

The 23-year-old will join the Tigers ahead of the 2019 season and will remain at the club until at least the end of 2021.

Matterson has made 57 first-grade appearances since making his debut for the Roosters in 2016.

Wests coach Ivan Cleary thinks the signing of the back-rower is a big coup for the club.

He said: “Ryan is a talented young man and we’re very pleased to have him join the club next season.

“He has developed in to a quality forward since his debut and we’re looking forward to seeing him grow further at Wests Tigers over the next three years.”

Matterson has made one appearance for City Origin.