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Wests Tigers can confirm the following NRL roster changes for the 2017 season with pre-season training now underway.

Following on from the addition of Jamal Idris, Wests Tigers can also confirm the signing of hooker Matt McIlwrick from the Cronulla Sharks.

The 25-year-old has played 29 NRL games across three Clubs since making his first-grade debut in 2012 for the Canberra Raiders.

Wests Tigers have also re-signed a number of existing players, with Jack Littlejohn, Justin Hunt and Rod Griffin agreeing to new contracts with the NRL squad.

Forwards Matt Eisenhuth and Wesley Lolo also join the full-time extended NRL squad on new deals, alongside a host of talented Holden Cup graduates.

Wests Tigers can also confirm the departure of Chance Peni, Tyler Cassel and Dallas Graham, who were off contract at the end of 2016 and not re-signed. Nathan Milone, who was a member of the NRL squad in 2016, has also re-signed but on a part-time contract.

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2017 NRL SQUAD — New Players

Ryland Jacobs (from Wests Tigers Holden Cup)

Esan Marsters (from Wests Tigers Holden Cup)

Junior Tatola (from Wests Tigers Holden Cup)

Taniela Paseka (from Wests Tigers Holden Cup)

Matt Eisenhuth (from Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership)

Wesley Lolo (from Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership)

Matt McIlwrick (from Cronulla Sharks)

Jamal Idris (Free agent)


2017 NRL SQUAD — Re-Signings 

Elijah Taylor

Jack Littlejohn

Justin Hunt

Rod Griffin


2017 NRL SQUAD — Departed Players

Chance Peni (not re-signed)

Tyler Cassel (not re-signed)

Dallas Graham (not re-signed)

Nathan Milone (part-time Wests Tigers squad)


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