TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Jamal Idris of the Tigers runs the ball during the round six NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Wests Tigers at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers have confirmed nine players that won't be with the club next season.

The club held their annual awards ceremony last night and revealed a number of players who would not be returning to the Wests Tigers in 2018.

It was already well-known that James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs) and Ava Seumanufagai (Cronulla Sharks) were leaving the club at the end of the season after signing deals with new clubs earlier in the year.

The Tigers had also previously announced that veteran hooker Matt Ballin had been forced into immediate retirement due to his knee injuries.

The club has now also confirmed that off contract players Joel Edwards, Justin Hunt, Jamal Idris, Jack Littlejohn and Kyle Lovett would not be re-signed by the club.

The Wests Tigers thanked each of the players for their individual service over the years and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

The playing roster for the Wests Tigers has undertaken a major overhaul for 2018, with the likes of Josh Reynolds, Russell Packer, Ben Matulino and Benji Marshall all joining the club.

The club has also re-signed a number of key players from this season with stars Luke Brooks, Elijah Taylor and David Nofoaluma all agreeing to new deals under head coach Ivan Cleary.

Wests Tigers 2023 Player Movements

2023 Gains
John Bateman (Wigan Warriors, 2026), Sione Fainu (Manly Sea Eagles, 2024), David Klemmer (Newcastle Knights, 2026), Apisai Koroisau (Penrith Panthers, 2025), Justin Matamua (2025), Isaiah Papali'i (Parramatta Eels, 2025), Fonua Pole (2025), Apisalome Saukuru (2023), Will Smith (Gold Coast Titans, 2023), Charlie Staines (Penrith Panthers, 2023), Brandon Tumeth (2025), Brandon Wakeham (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2023)
2023 Losses
Fa'amanu Brown (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Luke Garner (Penrith Panthers), Oliver Gildart (The Dolphins), Jackson Hastings (Newcastle Knights), Luciano Leilua (North Queensland Cowboys), Jacob Liddle (St George Illawarra Dragons), Jock Madden (Brisbane Broncos), Thomas Mikaele (Warrington Wolves), Zane Musgrove (St George Illawarra Dragons), Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers), James Roberts (retired), James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys), Kelma Tuilagi (Manly Sea Eagles)
Shawn Blore (2024), Asu Kepaoa (2024), Justin Matamua (2025), Brent Naden (2025), Joe Ofahengaue (2025), Tommy Talau (2023), Starford To'a (2024), Brandon Tumeth (2025), Alex Twal (2024)
Off Contract 2023
Luke Brooks, Adam Doueihi, Kitione Kautoga, Daine Laurie, Christian Ma'anaima, Apisalome Saukuru, Alex Seyfarth, Tukimihia Simpkins, Will Smith, Charlie Staines, Tommy Talau, Brandon Wakeham

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