Two Wests Tigers young guns will make their first-grade debut this afternoon when Wests Tigers take on the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval from 4:00pm.
Josh Addo-Carr will become Wests Tigers Player #192 when he makes his debut in replace of David Nofoaluma, who will miss this afternoon’s game with a knee injury, while JJ Felise becomes Wests Tigers Player #193 as he replaces forward Sauaso Sue.
The pair will join Joel Edwards (who becomes Wests Tigers Player #191 with his Club debut) as the three new faces to this afternoon’s team to take on the Melbourne Storm.
Josh joined Wests Tigers in the 2015 after two seasons in the Holden Cup with the Cronulla Sharks, where he scored an impressive 28 tries in 44 games. The lightning-quick winger featured heavily in the Club’s Auckland Nines campaign to start the year — scoring two tries against the Newcastle Knights — and has continued that strong form in the Club’s Intrust Super Premiership team with four tries from five matches.
JJ (formally Jacob Junior) was born in Queensland and made his way to the Club through the Keebra Park development system at the start of 2015. A Queensland Schoolboys representative, Felise was named in the Queensland Academy of Sport U/20’s squad for 2016 and has made a strong start to the year in the Club’s Holden Cup squad — averaging 13 runs, 146 metres, 22 tackles and three tackle busts per game throughout the season.
Wests Tigers would like to congratulate Joel, JJ and Josh on their debut games today!
Date of Birth — 28th July, 1995 (age: 21)
Height — 184cm
Position — Wing, Fullback
Junior Club — Moore Park
Date of Birth — 15th February, 1996 (age: 20)
Height — 185cm
Weight — 111kg
Position — Prop, Second Row
Junior Club — Logan Brothers
Rep. Honours — QLD Schoolboys (2013-14), QLD U/20’s Academy (2016)
Date of Birth — 17th July, 1988 (age: 27)
Height — 185cm
Weight — 103kg
Position — Lock, Second Row
Junior Club — Cessnock Goannas
FG Debut — Newcastle v Parramatta, Ausgrid Stadium, 21/06/10 (Rd.15)