Round 18 Signings

Newcastle Knights

  • Newcastle have confirmed that NSW halfback, Trent Hodkinson will be joining the club in 2016 on a 3 year deal, until the end of 2018. This acquisition has put pressure on current halves, particularly Tyrone Roberts who has been linked with a possible move to the Titans.

Cronulla Sharks

  • Cronulla have announced that former shark, Chad Townsend, will be joining the club from the Warriors on a 3-year deal until the end of 2018. The Warriors would have loved to keep Townsend, who has been in brilliant form for them this season, however he was set on a return home to Australia due to personal reasons.

New Zealand Warriors

  • On the back of the news that Chad Townsend will be leaving the club at the end of the year Warriors have announced several re-signings. Albert Vete has re-signed until the end of 2017, as has promising NYC junior Nathaniel Roache. Signing 1 year extensions, until the end of 2016, is winger Jonathan Wright and another junior, Marata Niukore.

Wests Tigers

  • Pat Richards will be leaving the club at the end of the season, returning to the English Super League with the Catalans Dragons. He has signed a 2-year deal, and will play with the Dragons until the end of 2017. Richards’ time in the Super League has been very successful, even winning the Man of Steel award in 2010.

Gold Coast Titans

  • Titans have re-signed off-contract forwards Eddy Pettybourne and Agnatius Paasi. Both have signed 2-year deals and will remain at the club until the end of 2017.

Parramatta Eels

  • Eels have gone on a re-signing spree announcing seven re-signings all at once, with forwards Pauli Pauli, Peni Terepo and David Gower re-signing until the end of 2017. Kaysa Pritchard, Vai Toutai and Joseph Ualesi have all signed on for another season in 2016, while young U20’s fullback Bevan French has signed until the end of 2018.

Panthers

  • Panthers have won the race for promising young playmaker Te Maire Martin, signing the 19 year old on a 3-year deal until the end of 2018. Manly and Cowboys were in the race but unfortunately missed out on the youngster, who has shone for the junior Kiwis side in recent games since his breakthrough season in 2014.