Parramatta have made a major move to their roster for 2024 by securing Sea Eagles backrower Kelma Tuilagi, effective immediately.
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.