He could be considered something of a late bloomer, having not made his NRL debut until this year, at the age of 24. However Tigers forward Matt Eisenhuth appears to have made an impression very quickly, with the 192cm giant set to be rewarded with a new contract.
According to nrl.com, Eisenhuth is in negotiations with the Tigers, with coach Ivan Cleary describing a deal as “pretty close”.
“We’d certainly like to,” Cleary said, about signing Eisenhuth to an extension. “We’re pretty close to sorting that out.”
And for his part, Eisenhuth is happy to stay, saying that “the club’s moving in the right direction, and I want to be a part of that”.
Should he re-sign, it won’t necessarily be easy crack the Tigers’ 2018 forward pack, with well known forwards Ben Matulino and Russell Packer joining the Tigers’ engine room.
However after displacing Kiwi international Elijah Taylor at lock this weekend, he now has five more weeks to hopefully make the position his own, before the cavalry arrive next year.
Eisenhuth has played 6 first grade games for the Tigers since making his debut in Round 15.