Wests Tigers are pleased to confirm the signing of Canterbury-Bankstown winger John Sila for the remainder of the 2014 season as well as 2015.

A star of the Holden Cup over the past two seasons, Sila amassed a total of 42 tries in 33 games since his debut in 2012.

The 21-year-old Griffith Waratahs junior is a renowned try-scorer, highlighted by his 2013 NYC effort of 23 tries in just 11 matches.

Sila will train with the NSW Cup side and had his first session with the squad today.

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“It’s a really exciting opportunity for me to join Wests Tigers,” Sila said. “I already know a few of the guys here like Marty Taupau so I’m fitting in comfortably. I still have a lot to work on to get to where I want to be but the dream is to obviously one day play NRL.

“I have to keep on training hard and hopefully one day I will get a crack at first grade,” he said. “I was in need of a fresh start and I’m ready for a new challenge."

"I thought the best place for me was here at the Wests Tigers and I’m really looking forward to making the most of this opportunity.”

Wests Tigers Recruitment Manager Warren McDonnell said Sila would be a welcome addition to the Club.

“John is a big, powerful winger who will certainly add depth to the squad,” McDonnell said. “He has come over from Canterbury looking for an opportunity and is a prolific try-scorer.

“The big chance for John will be when he trains full-time with the NRL squad in the upcoming pre-season.”

 

Player Profile — John Sila

Date of Birth: February 3, 1993

Height: 180cm

Weight: 107kg

Position: Wing

Rep. Honours: Group 20

Junior Clubs: Griffith Waratahs

FG Debut: Yet to make debut

Club Debut: Yet to make debut