Given the official clearance to sign players, the Parramatta Eels have not wasted any time in confirming their first one, announcing the signing of Manly Sea Eagles prop Siosaia Vave on a 2-year deal.
The hard-running and hard-working prop has played over 75 games in the NRL for the Melbourne Storm, the Cronulla Sharks and the Manly Sea Eagles, and gives the Eels pack some much needed starch in both defence and attack.
The signing is one that has head coach Brad Arthur pleased to add such a strong forward to the pack.
â€œI am pleased that Siosaia will be joining our squad as he brings experience and power to our front row,â€ Arthur said.
â€œAs we continue to build towards 2017, itâ€™s important that our acquisitions complement the current strength within our playing squad and I am confident that Siosaia will do this from day one.â€