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Wests Tigers forward Shawn Blore

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of Shawn Blore, effective immediately, after the forward was granted a release by the Penrith Panthers.

The two-year deal will see the talented youngster join Wests Tigers ahead of the revised 2020 NRL season through until the end of 2021.

A junior representative standout, Blore joins the club with strong credentials after captaining the Panthers' SG Ball side to a National Championship title in 2018 before achieving success with the NSW U/18’s and Junior Kangaroos later that year.

The 19-year-old Brothers Penrith junior said he was delighted to join Wests Tigers.

"I'm very excited to join Wests Tigers and get straight in to training with my new teammates," Blore said. 

"I'm really impressed by Michael Maguire and the club overall, and I'm looking forward to pulling on the Wests Tigers colours in the coming years."

Wests Tigers new recruit Shawn Blore and General Manager — Football Adam Hartigan.
Wests Tigers new recruit Shawn Blore and General Manager — Football Adam Hartigan. ©Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire said he was looking forward to Blore joining the club and seeing his career develop further in the coming years.

“I’m very pleased to secure a player with Shawn’s ability and talent at this point of the year and look forward to watching him develop further,” Maguire said.

"I've spent a lot of time with Shawn lately and can see strong leadership qualities in him which I look forward to seeing develop on and off the field in the years to come."

Shawn Blore in action for the NSW U/18's in 2018
Shawn Blore in action for the NSW U/18's in 2018 ©NRL Photos

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe welcomed Blore to the club.

“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to welcome Shawn to the club and say how pleased we are to have him join us moving forward,” Pascoe said.

“Shawn is one of the real up-and-coming talents in the NRL and his commitment to joining us for the immediate future is a further testament to the strong club we’re building here.”

Blore will join his Wests Tigers teammates for training effective immediately.

Player Profile: Shawn Blore

Date of Birth — 1st August, 2000

Junior Club — Penrith Brothers

Height — 191cm

Weight — 108kg

Position — Lock/Second Row

Rep. Honours — NSW U/18's (2018), Junior Kangaroos (2018)