A surprising performer for the Manly Sea Eagles in 2016, Brayden Wiliame will no longer be a part of the team after signing a 2-year deal with the Catalan Dragons.
In the end, the Sea Eagles were not going to stand in the way of Wiliame who knew that it was too good of an opportunity for him to pass up.
“This is a great opportunity for Brayden to secure his playing future for the next two years and we didn’t want to stand in his way, even though he was contracted for next season,” Barrett said.
“It was a pleasure to coach Brayden and his versatility at being able to play full-back, wing, or centre was always valuable.
“I like to thank Brayden for his service to the Sea Eagles. The club wishes him and his family all the best at the Catalans Dragons.”
The opportunity to play alongside Greg Bird is one that Wiliame is looking forward to.
“I am very excited to join the Catalans Dragons,” said Wiliame.
“I really enjoyed my time at Manly but I’m looking forward now to play here, alongside a player such as Greg Bird and help the club win a title.”
The club is also pleased to have Wiliame, highlighting his experience and versatility as crucial elements for their setup.
“I am very pleased with the signing of Brayden, who has exactly the profile we were looking for to know a young player, ambitious and with a real sense of professionalism on and off the field,” said head coach, Laurent Frayssinous.
“He already has a great experience in NRL despite his youth and versatility in the ¾ line is a real asset for him. He is a powerful and agile player who likes to play in the spaces and has a very good technique veneer.”