Wests Tigers has signed exciting, young Penrith winger, Charlie Staines for the 2023 season and released Tyrone Peachey from the final year of his contract.
Staines will link up with Wests Tigers in early November on a one-year deal.
The 22-year-old burst onto the scene in 2020, scoring four tries on debut. He increased that tally to 23 tries from 38 appearances across three seasons, including a try in the Panthers’ grand final win over the Eels.
Staines became somewhat of a cult figure at the foot of the mountains after crossing for six tries in his first two NRL games, earning the nickname the ‘Forbes Ferrari’.
Staines says he’s looking forward to a new start under coach Tim Sheens.
I’m sure Wests Tigers will make strong progress in 2023.Charlie Staines
“The club has a new coaching staff, incredible facilities, some great new signings, and a strong junior nursery, so I’m really excited to be a part this club.”
Sheens says Staines is a player he looks forward to working with.
“Charlie has shown what he is capable of,” said Sheens.
“Like most of our squad, he’s young and still learning.
I’m confident Charlie will continue his development at our club and it’s great to have him on board."Tim Sheens
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe says Staines is a welcome addition.
“We are delighted to have Charlie join the Wests Tigers," said Pascoe.
He’s a proven speedster, a premiership-winner, and a player with immense talent.Justin Pascoe
“I would also like to thank Tyrone for his efforts and wish him and his family the best in years to come.”
Peachey will re-join Penrith after making 13 NRL appearances in his first year at Wests Tigers in 2022.