2024 NRL Signings Tracker: Wests Tigers release Nofoaluma; Mamouzelos extends at Souths

Wests Tigers have granted winger David Nofoaluma a release from the final two years of his contract.

The Tigers released a statement on Tuesday confirming that the 30-year-old’s contract had been terminated by mutual agreement.

Nofoaluma made his NRL debut for Wests Tigers in 2013 and played 192 games for the club, scoring 100 tries.

Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs have re-signed utility Peter Mamouzelos on a three-year extension through to the end of the 2027 season.

Mamouzelos made his NRL debut for the Rabbitohs in 2021 against the Knights and has chalked up seven appearances in the top grade.

The 23-year-old played a leading role in South Sydney’s NSW Cup premiership success and NRL State Championship triumph in 2023.

“I’m really excited to be extending my time with this Club,” Mamouzelos said.

“I told my manager I didn’t want to go anywhere else. I’ve grown up here in the South Sydney area, it’s always been my team and I love this club.”

The Dragons, meanwhile, have added to their depth in the halves with the signing of playmaker Jesse Marschke for the 2024 season.

The 26-year-old has appeared 72 times in the NSW Cup, scoring 18 tries, and last year helped the Bears to a grand final appearance.

“Jesse adds valuable depth to our spine and is coming off a strong season with the Bears,” Dragons coach Shane Flanagan said.

“We look forward to welcoming him to the club as we ramp up our preparations for the start of the 2024 season.”

The Storm and Wests Tigers meanwhile have agreed on a player swap which will see Justin Olam and Shawn Blore trade clubs ahead of the start of the 2024 season.

Both players have put pen to paper on three-year deals with their new clubs, with premiership-winning centre Olam departing the Storm to link up with the Wests Tigers and Blore heading to Melbourne after three seasons at the joint venture.

After securing a release from the final year of his contract with the Panthers, Zac Hosking has joined the Raiders on a three-year deal effective immediately.

The 26-year-old back-rower arrives in the nation’s capital after playing a pivotal role in Penrith’s premiership-winning campaign in 2023, in which he appeared in 21 matches.

Raiders NRL recruitment manager Joel Carbone said Hosking will bring quality and versatility to Ricky Stuart’s squad.

“In the brief time we’ve known Zac, and through watching him play in the NRL over the last few seasons, it’s evident that his work ethic, ability, and character will be great additions to our club,” Carbone said on the Raiders’ website.

“He also adds some versatility to our squad having played several positions in his career and we’re delighted to have him on board.”

In announcing they had granted Hosking a release from his deal, which ran through until the end of 2024, Panthers Rugby League CEO Matt Cameron said it would now give the club a chance to promote from within.

It follows confirmation the Panthers will lose five-eighth Jarome Luai at the conclusion of this season, after the three-time premiership winner signed a five-year deal with the Wests Tigers from 2025.

Luai made his NRL debut in 2018 and has played 107 games for the Panthers over six seasons, including four successive grand finals from 2020-23.

“We are super excited to announce the signing of Jarome for the 2025 season on a five-year deal,” said Wests Tigers coach Benji Marshall.

“His experience as a genuine premiership-winning playmaker will be great for us and the future of our club.”

The Sharks have landed a major recruitment coup for the 2025 season with the signing of Dally M Prop of the Year Addin Fonua-Blake.

The Tongan front-rower has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with Cronulla which will run from 2025-2028, but will remain with the Warriors in 2024 before moving on, having requested and been granted an early release from his contract with the Kiwi club.

In a statement released shortly after the Sharks announced the signing, Warriors CEO Cameron George confirmed the arrangement excluded a player swap option.

Former Eels centre Waqa Blake has departed the NRL after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with Super League club St Helens.

Blake, who has represented Fiji Bati in five Tests to date, made 165 appearances during stints with the Panthers and Eels, which included playing in the 2022 grand final.

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