Sea Eagles sign Horo, Tonga and Lawton
Monday 12 November 2012 5:03 PM
The Kaspersky Sea Eagles have further strengthened their squad with three new signings for 2013.
Former Parramatta Eels players Justin Horo and Esi Tonga, along with former Gold Coast Titan Kayne Lawton, will commence pre-season training with the NRL squad this week.
Horo, 26, is an experienced and versatile back rower, having played 52 first grade games since his debut for Parramatta in 2010.
He's a powerful attacking player who constantly threatens on the edges and is just at home at centre as he is in the forwards.
"Justin's shown plenty of class at Parramatta and is sure to add to the attacking strength of our pack in 2013," Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey said.
Tonga, 24 made his debut for the Titans in 2008 before joining older brother Willie at the Eels in 2012. A dynamic outside back, he will bolster the Sea Eagles' potent attack out wide.
Lawton has played a handful of NRL games for the Titans since his first grade debut in 2009. Supremely athletic, the 23-year-old is comfortable playing at either hooker or halfback.
Toovey said the three new signings will bring plenty of versatility to the Sea Eagles squad.
"They're a talented group of players and will really add to our depth. We're looking forward to seeing them perform next year."