Easts Tigers fans will be looking forward to a fruitful season ahead with the club recruiting a number of exciting prospects to join them in season 2018.
Players with plenty of knowledge of the Intrust Super Cup including Matt Groat (CQ Capras) and Harley Aiono (Redcliffe Dolphins) will be joined by those who have spent the past season as part of an NRL system; providing some key experience to the squad.
Rising star Josh Ralph – who made his international Test debut for Wales at the recent Rugby League World Cup – has also made the move to the club from the Gold Coast; while former junior David Tyrell returns to the club following a number of strong seasons at the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The full list of gains and losses is below. *
Easts Tigers 2018 Gains and Losses
Gains: Harley Aiono (Redcliffe Dolphins), Jack Anderson (Souths Logan Magpies), Lachlan Barr (Brisbane Broncos / Wynnum Manly Seagulls), Delroy Berryman (retirement), Joe Bond (Valley Diehards), Jayden Carroll (Canberra Raiders), Evander Cummins (Souths Logan Magpies), Jake Elmore (Melbourne Storm), Brett Greinke (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Matt Groat (CQ Capras), Jaiyden Hunt (Melbourne Storm), Lachlan Lanskey (Brisbane Broncos), Kea Pere (Melbourne Storm), Josh Ralph (Gold Coast Titans), Jarred Tuite (Canberra Raiders), David Tyrrell (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Losses: Mat Pitman (retired), Luke Lavelle (retired), Steve Thorpe (retired), Matt Zgrajewski (retired), Billy Walters (Melbourne Storm), David Murphy (released), Tekina Vailea (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles)
Where they finished in 2017: 3rd (eliminated Finals Week 2)
2018 coach: Scott Sipple
*correct at time of publication
QRL Media will be featuring the Gains and Losses for the 2018 season for each of the Intrust Super Cup clubs in coming weeks. Stay tuned to QRL.com.au to see all the player movement.
2018 Intrust Super Cup Gains and Losses