As one player leaves, another enters, and for the Wests Tigers, that man is Joe Ofahengaue.
Ofahengaue, who has spent his entire career with the Brisbane Broncos, will have the chance to start afresh and stamp his claims at the Tigers.
Ofahengaue’s Broncos days go back to 2013 in the National Youth Competition and with 105 games to his name, the club wishes him well upon his Tigers move.
“Joe has been a big part of the Broncos for close to a decade after starting in the NYC team in 2013 and working his way into first grade at the start of 2015,” said club CEO Paul White.
“He played in a Grand Final in his first year of NRL, something not many players have achieved.
“He has gone on to play for Queensland in two Origin games, as well as Tonga at international level.”
The Broncos know Ofahengaue has served the club well upon his departure.
“Joe has made a lot of friends during his time at the Club and he will be missed by all of us at the Broncos,” continued White.
“Everyone at the Club wishes Joe, Sofi, and little Mila all the best in the future.”
The versatility and experience of Ofahengaue were important factors in the Tigers’ decision to sign the now-former Broncos forward.
“Joe has a tremendous hunger and determination to produce his best football with Wests Tigers and we’re excited to see him on the field with us in 2021,” Maguire said.
“At 25, Joe is already an experienced forward in the NRL who has played at an extremely high level in his career and I know he will add a lot to our team in the years to come.”