AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 04: Taane Milne of the Dragons is tackled by Cameron Cullen of the Sea Eagles during the 2017 Auckland Nines match between the Dragons and the Sea Eagles at Eden Park on February 4, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The Wests Tigers have confirmed the signing of talented outside back Taane Milne for the coming two seasons.

The new deal will see the 22-year-old Milne join Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2019 season.

A two-time Junior Kiwi, Milne has played a total of 14 first-grade games for the St. George-Illawarra Dragons since making his NRL debut in Round 8, 2016, and made his senior representative debut for Fiji earlier this year in the Pacific Test against Tonga.

Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary said he looked forward to Milne coming to Wests Tigers.

“Taane is a talented player who will add strike power to Wests Tigers,” said Cleary.

“He will be a valued member of the team as we continue to grow into the future.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe welcomed Milne to the club.

“Taane is clearly a talented young player and I’m sure will quickly become a fan favourite here at Wests Tigers,” said Pascoe. “We look forward to having him join us for the next two seasons.”

Milne will join Wests Tigers for pre-season training ahead of the 2018 NRL season.

Wests Tigers 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
Oliver Clark (Penrith Panthers, 2020), Robbie Farah (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2019), Mahe Fonua (Hull FC, 2019), Tyson Gamble (2019), Luke Garner (2020), Heath Gibbs (2018), Pita Godinet (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Tuimoala Lolohea (New Zealand Warriors, 2021), Benji Marshall (Brisbane Broncos, 2019), Ben Matulino (New Zealand Warriors, 2020), Moses Mbye (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2022), Sam McIntyre (2020), Chris McQueen (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), Thomas Mikaele (2019), Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2020), Russell Packer (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2021), Josh Reynolds (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2021), Robbie Rochow (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Dylan Smith (2020), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings, 2019), Alex Twal (Parramatta Eels, 2020), Malakai Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers, 2020)
2018 Losses
Matt Ballin (retired), Joel Edwards (released), Justin Hunt (retired), Jamal Idris (retired), Jack Littlejohn (Salford Red Devils), Kyle Lovett (Leigh Centurions), Jeremy Marshall-King (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels), Ryan Papenhuyzen (Melbourne Storm), Jordan Rankin (Huddersfield Giants), Ava Seumanufagai (Cronulla Sharks), Moses Suli (Manly Sea Eagles), Tevita Tatola (South Sydney Rabbitohs), James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Josh Aloiai (2019), Luke Brooks (2023), Michael Chee-Kam (2019), Matthew Eisenhuth (2020), Tim Grant (2019), Jacob Liddle (2019), Matt McIlwrick (2019), Kevin Naiqama (2021), David Nofoaluma (2021), Elijah Taylor (2020)
Off Contract 2019
Josh Aloiai, Michael Chee-Kam, Robbie Farah, Mahe Fonua, Tyson Gamble, Chris Lawrence, Jacob Liddle, Benji Marshall, Thomas Mikaele, Robbie Rochow, Corey Thompson
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  1. tigers 13 so far:

    taylor (c)

    with the way the spree is going, i think they sign new prop and second row.

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they put Reynolds into hooker next and put Lolohea into the halves. I only say this because Lolohea best position is in the halves and he will fail if you put him at fullback just like he did at the warriors

  2. Only McIlwrick to be re-signed now. The rest can go. Maybe a big backrower and an extra centre and some talented kids. Tyson Gamble is going to be an outstanding signing.

  3. Tamer, Ballin won’t be there next year, his contract is up this year luckily about 4 games since he arrived there last year. McIlwrick and Liddle will be the hookers.

  4. Taner,
    Ballin won’t be there next year, his contract is up this year luckily about 4 games since he arrived there last year. McIlwrick and Liddle will be the hookers.

  5. Rumours have it Eastwood is very close to coming I hear.

    Lolohea (GK)
    Taylor (vc)
    Lawrence (c)

    Maybe sign one more Prop or resign Grant just for depth and experience

  6. Come on Melbourne sign Albet Kelly He needs to be back in the NRL and Melbourne need a Quality experienced 5/8 would love to see this
    1 Munster
    2 Vunivalu
    3 Chambers
    4 Scott
    5 Addo-Carr
    6 Kelly
    7 Croft
    8 Bromwich
    9 Smith
    10 Asofa-Solomona
    11 Kaufusi
    12 Stimpson
    13 Finucane

    14 Smith
    15 K Bromwich
    16 Kasiano
    17 Glasby

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