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tig_prmz

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Wests Tigers sign Isaiah Papali’i
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Thu 18 Nov 2021, 04:00 PM

Wests Tigers are pleased to confirm that Dally M Second Rower of the Year Isaiah Papali’i has agreed to join the club from the start of the 2023 NRL season.

The 23-year-old Papali’i — who is contracted with the Parramatta Eels for the 2022 campaign — has signed a three-year contract that will see him feature in Wests Tigers colours from the start of the 2023 season until at least the end of 2025.


A Te Atatu Roosters junior from Auckland, Papali'i made his NRL debut for the New Zealand Warriors in 2017 — playing 63 games across four seasons — before linking up with the Eels ahead of the 2021 season.

The New Zealand and Samoa international representative enjoyed a breakout season in 2021, going on to be named the Dally M Second Rower of the Year.

Wests Tigers Director of Football Tim Sheens said he was pleased to add a player of Papali’i’s calibre to the club.

“Isaiah is an exceptionally talented young forward who has shown himself to be a player with a fantastic attitude, work-ethic and drive,” Sheens said.


“We firmly believe that his best football is still ahead of him and we’re very excited to see him progress in next steps of his rugby league career with Wests Tigers.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said Papali’i’s signing was a strong show of intent from the club.

“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to say how pleased we are to have secured Isaiah at the club long-term,” Pascoe said.

“His commitment is a strong reflection of what we’re building on and off the field at Wests Tigers and we’re looking forward to welcoming him at the start of the 2023 season.”

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2021/11/18/wests-tigers-sign-isaiah-papalii?fbclid=IwAR0deMHoudvPF8mVKKDWW7f1Zoh_QIkYQXVZLh5aQY-PBeFDC0yggDio2nQ
 

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https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2021/11/18/wests-tigers-sign-isaiah-papalii/
 

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It’s official
 

GNR4LIFE

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Confirmation Maguire has been well and truly neutered. Sheens is the new mouthpiece.
 

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@tigerlily said in [Isaiah Papali’i signs 2023/25\.\.](/post/1507408) said:
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Me reading the fan forum 1eye Eel🤣

They really hate Gutho. When your own supporters hate you, that says it all.
 

Spacecub

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Hopefully we can negotiate an early release, but remembering Parramatta,s stance on Stefano i cant see it happening unfortunately
 

Jedi_Tiger

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@gnr4life said in [Isaiah Papali’i signs 2023/25\.\.](/post/1507427) said:
Let’s go at them again. Go in big for Paulo or D Brown

agree go hard for Paulo
 

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@spacecub said in [Isaiah Papali’i signs 2023/25\.\.](/post/1507425) said:
Hopefully we can negotiate an early release, but remembering Parramatta,s stance on Stefano i cant see it happening unfortunately

Reckon we'd have to give someone up. Would be ok with handing over Luke garner
 

426Tlgerland

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Wow turned out a good day today for all West’s Tigers supporters , this is a gun signing , now who’s next , Paulo and Hodgson , Hodgo tomorrow arvo and Paulo next Friday will be fine
 

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sensational. a 23 year old back rower who was rated as the best in the league last year, with the world at his feet and his best football ahead of him. a massive signing. hopefully others follow. welcome Isaiah!
 

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@gnr4life said in [Isaiah Papali’i signs 2023/25\.\.](/post/1507424) said:
@tigerlily said in [Isaiah Papali’i signs 2023/25\.\.](/post/1507408) said:
![alt text](https://media4.giphy.com/media/l0ExayQDzrI2xOb8A/giphy.gif?cid=5e214886967548b05b7b748337eb1b7b4bc87fdbd9986958&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g)

Me reading the fan forum 1eye Eel?

They really hate Gutho. When your own supporters hate you, that says it all.

I don’t know why he has been carrying them for the last couple of seasons .
 
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