SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Curtis Sironen arrives for a Wests Tigers NRL training session at Leichhardt Oval on April 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Manly Sea Eagles have confirmed the signing of talented back-rower Curtis Sironen on a two-year deal from next season.

Sironen joins the Sea Eagles from the Wests Tigers, a club he played 65 first grade matches for after making his NRL debut in round 12 of the 2012 season.

A Balmain junior, the 23-year-old Sironen made eight NRL appearances in 2016 for the Tigers. He also represented City Origin for the third time.

A five-eighth in his junior days, the former Wests Tigers Rookie of the Year is excited about the prospect of developing his forward play under Sea Eagles Coach Trent Barrett.

“I want to be playing first grade. When I spoke to Trent for the first time, he won me over straight away with his enthusiasm,’’ Sironen said.

“This is a good fresh start for me. There is a great core of young players here at Manly, a number of internationals, as well as an experienced mix of forwards led by Nate Myles, Martin Taupau, and Brenton Lawrence.

“I want to show what I can do. I want to reach my potential and I’m sure I can do that here at Manly.”

Sea Eagles Coach Trent Barrett said Sironen was a great signing for the club.

“He is an experienced player, Curtis. He is a big edge back-rower with plenty of ability,’’ Barrett said.

“Curtis can play through the line, before the line, and he has got a kicking game. He is what we were looking for and we were really fortunate that this opportunity to secure him came about late.”

Sea Eagles 2021 Player Movements

2021 Gains
None
2021 Losses
None
Re-Signed
Moses Suli (2022), Martin Taupau (2022), Jake Trbojevic (2026), Tom Trbojevic (2026)
Off Contract 2020
Cade Cust, Brendan Elliot, Albert Hopoate, Danny Levi, Luke Metcalf, Sam Smith, Corey Waddell, Tony Williams

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