Tuilagi has secured a release from the final two seasons of his contract with the Sea Eagles to sign a two-year deal under Brad Arthur at the Eels.

The Samoan international joined Manly from the Wests Tigers in 2023, featuring in 17-games for the Sea Eagles.

However, a logjam of backrowers at the Sea Eagles, including Haumole Olakua’atu, Ben Trbojevic and Josh Schuster has led Tuilagi to link with Parramatta.

Tuilagi will provide much required depth and competition in the back row at the Eels where Shaun Lane is regarded as the only edge forward guaranteed a starting spot in Brad Arthur’s best 17.

For the Sea Eagles, Tuilagi’s exit will enable the club to create further flexibility in their salary cap.

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      • There are not many players available or other clubs willing to let go. Unless it is like Kayal Iro as a NSW cup star.

        Give us a hint in terms of position and type of club. Or better yet just tell us.

        • Could it be Bradman best?

          • Na it's Manu , he wants to join a club with w winning culture and high standards . 

          • No way the Knights are letting him go now. 

        • There really isn't many available, maybe Olam or someone on the outers. Most players available atm are just not wanted by their clubs. 

          • I could see us chasing Olam, not saying I want him as I think there is better we can chase but wouldn't surprise me.

      • Haha I'm sure we will hear about it then....😃😃

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