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Wests Tigers sign boom young centre

Wests Tigers is delighted to confirm the signing of former Brisbane Tigers centre Solomona Faataape ahead of the 2024 season.

The 23-year-old has joined the club on a one-year Development contract following a premiership-winning season with Brisbane Tigers in Queensland’s second-tier competition, the Hostplus Cup.

Faataape was voted the Tigers’ players’ player last season after scoring 16 tries from 21 games to go with 10 try assists.  He also averaged 157 run metres per game, posting 94 tackle-breaks and 14 line-breaks.

Faataape in action at the 2023 NRL State Championship vs South Sydney
Faataape in action at the 2023 NRL State Championship vs South Sydney

Wests Tigers head coach Benji Marshall is confident the Easts Tigers junior will make the most of this opportunity.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Solomona and his family to the club and I’m excited for him,” said Marshall.

Solomona has a bundle of talent, he’s a good person, and it’s great to have him on board.

Benji Marshall

“I look forward to seeing him work extremely hard over the next phase of pre-season.”

Solomona on day one at his new club
Solomona on day one at his new club

Faataape joined the squad on Monday for its first training session of the new year.

“It’s an awesome setup we have here, and I’ve really enjoyed my first day at my new club,” he said.

“All the boys and coaching staff been so welcoming and have made me feel right at home.

There are so many quality players here to learn from and I look forward to developing my game over the next 12 months.

Solomona Faataape

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