Greater Western Sydney forward Rory Lobb has rejected lucrative offers to return home to Western Australia, signing a two-year contract extension with the Giants.
The new deal will keep Lobb at the Giants until at least the end of the 2019 season.
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The re-signing is a huge blow for the Eagles, who were rumoured to be very keen on the 23-year-old forward/ruck option, who has enjoyed a breakout season, playing every game in 2016.
“I’m really happy to have re-signed with the Giants,” Lobb said.
“As a playing group we took some big steps this year and I think there is still plenty of improvement in us which is exciting.
“I’ve grown really close to my teammates and I believe that if we stick together, we can hopefully achieve the ultimate success in the future.”
GWS general manager of football Wayne Campbell said the club is thrilled to secure Lobb’s signature.
“We’re delighted that Rory has re-committed to the Giants,” Campbell said.
“We believe he’s got a really bright future and we see him as a key member of our team in the coming years.
“Like many of our players, he’s taken enormous steps forward this year and it’s terrific that he wants to stay with this group as we aim to continue to climb the AFL ladder.”
Lobb has kicked 36 goals in 35 games games with the Giants since making his debut in 2014.