Trying to replace a destructive winger like Marika Koroibete is no easy feat but the Melbourne Storm have moved swiftly to replace him, signing Wests Tigers winger Josh Addo-Carr.
Addo-Carr, who joined the Tigers from the Sharks, has made quite the impression on Tigers fans and performed strongly in the games he has played so far in 2016.
The Tigers released a short statement on Addo-Carr’s departure at the end of the year.
“Addo-Carr has played four NRL games for Wests Tigers since joining the Club at the start of the season on a one-year deal from the Cronulla Sharks.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that while the Club was disappointed to see Addo-Carr leave at the end of the season he understands that it was not an easy decision for him to make.
â€œIâ€™d like to make it clear to our Members and fans that Wests Tigers made a very competitive offer to retain Joshua for the next few years and while weâ€™re disappointed we wish him well.”
Joining the Storm for the next three years, his speed and try-scoring ability caught the eye of the Storm and coach Craig Bellamy.
â€œWe are delighted to have Josh join Melbourne Storm from 2017,â€ Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi said.
â€œHe is an exciting young talent and we look forward to what he will bring to our team over the next three years.â€