Saints sign Josh Perry


St Helens have confirmed the signing of current Australian international and State of Origin prop forward Josh Perry on a three-year contract commencing next season. 

The 29-year-old has made 201 appearances in his career to date, playing for Newcastle Knights from 2000 to 2007 and is currently with Manly Sea Eagles.

He is eagerly anticipating his new challenge: “I’m really looking forward to joining St.Helens,” he said, “and in particular playing alongside fellow prop James Graham.

“Saints are a club with a long and proud history and a winning culture. I’ve been fortunate enough to play in NRL Grand Final winning teams at both Newcastle Knights and Manly Sea Eagles and it’s my ambition to do the same in England.

“My team mate Jamie Lyon tells me he had two of the best years of his life at St. Helens and I hope it’s the same for me.” 

St. Helens Chairman Eamonn McManus added: “Josh is one of the leading front rowers in the game and will add size and presence to our pack. He’s also brings huge experience and comes from a winning environment. “He’ll be a very effective addition to our squad next season.” 

The six foot 1, 114 kg forward made his NRL debut in 2000 for the Knights against New Zealand Warriors before spending seven successful years at the club.

He then moved to Manly and has made 59 appearances for the Sea Eagles, adding five tries to the 15 he notched for the Knights.