Papali is said to be signing with Tigers

Parramatta will lose another big player when striker Isaiah Papali’i joins the Wests Tigers from 2023 onwards.

According to News Corp, Papali’i, one of NRL’s most advanced players this season after moving out of the Warriors, has signed a three-year deal with Tigers.

Tigers or Eels has not yet issued an official announcement.

Papali’i would follow his teammate Marata Niukorea on his way elsewhere after next season when the latter officially signed a Warriors deal last week.

If Parramatta is positive, they will have more paycheck space to hold Captain Clint Gutherson, whore Reed Mahoney, NSW Origin assistant Junior Paulo, and runner-up Ryan Matterson.

Parramatta, who recently re-signed front runner-up Reagan Campbell-Gillard until the end of 2025, issued a statement on November 5 to update fans on negotiations with non-contract players.

“Over the past six months, we have been in regular contact with all of our players and their managers in a private and productive manner, balancing the club’s intent to ensure that players are fairly paid and recognized, while ensuring we build our strongest strength. reads.

According to News Corp, the Tigers will pay more than $ 600,000 a season to make Papali the first major contract since new football manager Tim Sheens returned to the club earlier this month.

Hoping to revive his career, the 23-year-old Papali’i cut his salary to join Esi this season and wasted no time becoming a core member of the herd.

He was selected as one of Dally M’s runners-up of the year alongside Penrith’s Viliame Kikau, and was voted the best player of the season in a poll of NRL fans.

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