Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of young outside back Junior Tupou, effective immediately, for the next three seasons.
Tupou will join the NRL squad on a deal that will see him wear Wests Tigers colours until at least the end of the 2024 NRL season.
A New South Wales U/16’s and U/18’s representative player, the 19-year-old played SG Ball for the Canberra Raiders before linking up with rugby union outfit, the Brumbies, for the past year, which also saw him selected for the Junior Wallabies in 2021.
Tupou said he was excited for the opportunity to sign with Wests Tigers.
“When the chance came up to join Wests Tigers, I jumped at the opportunity,” Tupou said.
“I’m really excited for it. I’m looking forward to joining the squad for pre-season training this week and I can’t wait to pull on the Wests Tigers jersey.”
Wests Tigers Coach Michael Maguire said he was pleased to secure Tupou on a long-term deal.
“Junior is a bright young talent and we’re pleased to see him back on a rugby league field with Wests Tigers,” Maguire said. “Junior will be a great addition to the talented young squad that we’re building, and I look forward to him joining the team for pre-season.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe congratulated Tupou on his new deal.
“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to welcome Junior to Wests Tigers,” Pascoe said.
“Junior has shown a great excitement to return to rugby league and we’re all looking forward to watching him take next steps in his development in Wests Tigers colours.”
Tupou will link up with the club immediately as he begins pre-season training with the squad.
PLAYER PROFILE: JUNIOR TUPOU
|Date of Birth
|29th July, 2002
|Woden Weston Rams
|Junior Wallabies (2021), NSW U/18’s (2019), NSW U/16’s (2018)