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Sport Wests Tigers reportedly sign boom Parramatta prospect Stefano Utoikamanu

22:55  22 november  2019
22:55  22 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The cashed-up Wests Tigers have reportedly poached boom Parramatta Eels prospect Stefano Utoikamanu on a three-year deal.

As first reported by NRL.com, the giant NSW under-20s forward has committed to the joint-venture club from the 2021 season.

The Tigers remain hopeful the Eels will agree to release the 115kg junior star, who is yet to make his NRL debut, in time for the 2020 campaign.

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Utoikamanu played 17 games for Wentworthville Magpies in the Canterbury Cup in 2019.

Wests Tigers officials are yet to formally announce Utoikamanu’s mooted move to Concord.

The youngster’s reported signing follows a busy week for the Tigers, who remain front-runners to sign disgruntled Sydney Roosters superstar Latrell Mitchell.

Back-rower Luke Garner, outside back Tommy Talau and forward Alex Twal all recommitted to the Tigers until the end of 2022 in recent days.

Meanwhile, coach Michael Maguire and other senior club officials last week made the trek to the representative centre’s home town of Taree in a bid to secure his signature.

The Tigers have reportedly offered Mitchell a four-year, $3.8 million deal which would see him switch from centre to full-back.

Cowboys 'unlikely' to land Mitchell despite meet

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He was this week spotted meeting with North Queensland officials in Townsville.

However, Mitchell is now widely expected to sign with the Tigers following reports Valentine Holmes has agreed to terms with the Cowboys for next season.

It is understood the Roosters will allow the 22-year-old to walk from the final year of his contract in 2020 after an irreparable falling out between the star player and management.

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