Wests Tigers make double signing

Wests Tigers have confirmed the signings of former New South Wales representative James Roberts and young outside back Daine Laurie.

Roberts, 27, was released by South Sydney earlier this month and has joined the club on a two-year deal.

Laurie, 21, is contracted to Penrith for the 2021 season but will link up with the Tigers from 2022, having also signed a two-year deal.

On the signings, Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said: “James is a phenomenal athlete and provides another x-factor to our outside backs. We firmly believe that the NRL is better off having talents like James in the competition and we’re looking forward to working closely with him both on and off the field.

“James understands the responsibility he has to his teammates, the Wests Tigers’ members and all those associated with the club and is extremely determined to ensure this opportunity directly contributes to the success of Wests Tigers.

“Daine is one of the best young fullbacks in the game and we’re very excited to see him take the next steps in his rugby league career with the Wests Tigers.

“His commitment to the future of Wests Tigers highlights the strong squad and future that coach Michael Maguire is delivering for this club, and we’re looking forward to welcome Daine into our colours at the start of the 2022 season.”

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