Wests Tigers sign Super League duo

Mahe Fonua Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers have landed Super League outside backs Mahe Fonua and Corey Thompson on two-year deals from the start of next season.

Both players announced earlier in the year that they would return to the NRL at the end of their second season in England.

After joining Hull FC from Melbourne Storm, Tongan international Fonua has become a fans favourite for the Black and Whites and scored a try in their 2016 Challenge Cup Final triumph.

Similarly, Thompson has also had success in the UK becoming one of Widnes Vikings’ key players since his arrival from Canterbury Bulldogs – scoring 28 tries in 39 games.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said he looked forward to welcoming both players.

“Both Mahe and Corey have had strong careers in the English Super League and we look forward to them bringing that experience back to Wests Tigers,” said Cleary.

“We’re confident that their overseas experience coupled with their previous successful stints in the NRL will be a positive addition to our playing squad.”