Wests Tigers have signed centre James Roberts on a two-year deal with immediate effect.
The 27-year-old has scored 74 tries in 149 games for South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers, Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos. Roberts has represented New South Wales and the Indigenous All Stars.
Roberts said: “I’m very excited to be a part of a quality club which is obviously on the rise.
“The opportunity to reunite with Michael Maguire is too good to pass up and I’m looking forward to working closely with him again.
“I’m also really impressed with the work Wests Tigers are doing in creating pathways for Aboriginal people and it’s something I’m really passionate about.
“I’d like to thank South Sydney for the support they’ve given me and my family over the past two years and I can’t wait to start my new chapter with Wests Tigers.”
Tigers coach Michael Maguire said: “James is clearly an exceptional footballer who will add a lot to our side and I’m very pleased to see him continue his rugby league career with Wests Tigers.
“I’ve worked closely with James before and know that he has a good team around him to help get back to the player that we know he can be.
“I’m looking forward to seeing him back on the rugby league field in 2021 and displaying the talent and commitment that I know will add a lot to our team moving forward.”
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