Wests Tigers playmaker Billy Walters

Wests Tigers will have a number of new faces in pre-season training as part of an extended NRL squad to start the new year.

With the club's 2020 Development players and fellow youngsters returning to pre-season training today, Wests Tigers can also confirm several new faces will feature as part of a wider squad that will be in operation up until the Christmas break.

Headlining the list is Brad Abbey — who joins the club from Canberra having played 13 first-grade games in his career — and Intrust Super Premiership forward Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu, who recently made his international debut for Fiji.

Joining the pair at training are a number of exciting young talents including Ray Jankovic, Austin Dias, Salesi Fainga’a, Tyrone Faulkner, Jordin Lieu, Joseph Taipari and Lachlan Talau — the brother of NRL squad member Tommy.

The remaining half of Wests Tigers training squad will return from their break in the next few weeks as the side ramps up their preparations for season 2020.

Wests Tigers forward Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu
Wests Tigers forward Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu