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Will Smith joins Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers is pleased to announce the signing of Will Smith for the 2023 season.

The former Panthers, Eels and Titans utility joins the club on a full time training contract after a brief stint in the English Super League.

Smith will add plenty of experience to the extended squad after playing 84 games across nine seasons in the NRL, which included four finals series.

The 30-year-old was granted a release from the Gold Coast Titans earlier this year before linking up with Hull FC, coached by former Wests Tigers premiership-winning fullback, Brett Hodgson.

New head coach Tim Sheens says Smith has much to offer the club. 

“Will is a talented player who can cover a lot of positions,” said Sheens.

His experience will be very helpful because we have such a young squad.”

Tim Sheens

CEO Justin Pascoe says Smith is a welcome addition.

“Will brings experience and he brings leadership, qualities that will certainly contribute value to the club,” said Pascoe.

It’s a pleasure to welcome Will and his family to Wests Tigers."

Justin Pascoe

Smith made his NRL debut with the Panthers in 2014 and played five seasons with Parramatta Eels (2017-2021).

He made nine appearances last season for the Titans before moving to England, where he played the final seven games of the season for Hull FC.

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