He was confirmed, then he denied it, but it has been confirmed again – with Roosters five-eighth and captain Braith Anasta agreeing to a 2-year deal with the Wests Tigers.

Stephen Humphreys, the CEO of the Wests Tigers, is pleased that the side has secured someone with Braith’s experience, and is excited as to what he can offer the club on the field.

“Braith is a very experienced campaigner who continues to perform at the highest level,’’ Mr Humphreys said.

“His leadership, professionalism and knowledge of the game will be invaluable to our Club.

“Everyone at Wests Tigers from players, coaches, sponsors and members are very much looking forward to welcoming Braith to the Club in 2013.”

Anasta himself, is excited at the opportunity to further his NRL career with the Wests Tigers.

“I look forward to making a big contribution to an already strong and talented playing group under Tim Sheens over the next two years ,’’ Anasta said.

“While I look forward to the challenges ahead, my immediate priority remains focused on this season. There’s a great young squad here at the Roosters and I have a massive ambition to make 2012 a memorable year for the club.

“I am incredibly proud to have captained such a special club.

“From the ball boys to the Chairman, the players, coaches, staff, sponsors and members – I’ve made so many friends here and learnt so much from everyone associated with the Club.”

From the Roosters point of view, although the experience and leadership that Braith Anasta brought to the club will be sorely missed, the club will maintain its ongoing commitment towards playing a young crop of players.

“It’s sad to be losing a great club man and friend to the players, coaches, staff, sponsors and members like Braith. Braith is an inspiration to all at the club for the way he conducts himself both on and off the field,’’ Mr Noyce said.

“On behalf of everyone associated with the Sydney Roosters, we wish Braith all the very best and thank him for his outstanding contribution to our club.

“In the meantime, we look forward to Braith being a big part of the Roosters squad for the remainder of 2012.”

By ricky

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