The Wests Tigers have made a surprising addition to their squad in preparation for the new year of NRL. Solomon Alaimalo, who formerly played for Canterbury and Waikato in Super Rugby, has signed with the Tigers. The 27-year-old winger has been a prominent player in Kiwi rugby union and was named Rookie of the Year in 2017. Alaimalo will be joining the Top 30 squad under the leadership of new coach Benji Marshall. Marshall is thrilled about the signing and believes that Alaimalo’s skill and leadership will greatly benefit the team.

Meanwhile, Manly has secured Haumole Olakau’atu with a massive eight-year deal. The Tonga international, known for his powerful ball-running skills, is expected to stay with the Sea Eagles until 2031. Coach Anthony Seibold commended Olakau’atu’s growth and leadership qualities, making him a valuable asset to the team.

In other news, Kurt Capewell is making a permanent move to New Zealand to join the Warriors from the Broncos on a three-year deal. The Warriors’ list boss, Andrew McFadden, is excited to have a player of Capewell’s quality and experience on the team.

The Warriors have also extended center Rocco Berry and backrower Jackson Ford’s contracts. Additionally, Tohu Harris has signed a one-year extension, solidifying his status as a key player for the future of the club.

The Sydney Roosters have secured Sitili Tupouniua for the next three years, showing their faith in the hard-running edge forward despite recent injury setbacks. They have also given a three-year deal to standout backrower Nat Butcher and extended the contract of rookie Siua Wong.

Canberra has retained star halfback Jamal Fogarty with a two-year deal, while Newcastle has extended Jacob Saifiti’s contract until the end of 2027.

Each club’s roster is shaping up for the coming year, with promising recruits and contract extensions across the board.

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