New back-rower Kelepi Tanginoa today began life as a Manly Warringah player at Narrabeen.
The 23-year-old trained for the first time under Coach Trent Barrett, who says the former Parramatta Eels forward is still a few weeks away from being in the NRL system at the Sea Eagles.
“Kelepi is a great acquisition to our forward pack for the rest of the season and although it will take him a few weeks to learn our structures and the way we play, I am delighted to have him at the Sea Eagles,’’ Barrett said.
Tanginoa has played 16 NRL games since making his first grade debut for Parramatta in 2013.
Kelepi Tanginoa Profile
Born: March 1, 1994, Auburn, NSW
Junior Club: Cabramatta Two Blues
Position: Second Row/Prop
Rep Honours: Junior Kangaroos (2013), NSW U20s (2013),
Previous Clubs: North Queensland (2015), Parramatta Eels
First Grade Debut: Parramatta v Canterbury, ANZ Stadium, 14/3/2013 (Rd 2)