Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have landed one of the NRL’s best young props with the signing of Josh Aloiai on a three-year-deal.
Aloiai will be a welcome addition to the Manly pack and brings 90 games of NRL experience with him after making his NRL debut for the Wests Tigers in 2016.
The 25-year-old was released from the final year of his Wests Tigers contract for 2021 after agreeing to join Manly in 2022 and beyond.
Sea Eagles CEO Stephen Humphreys welcomed Josh to Manly.
We are very pleased to secure a quality forward and strong leader in JoshSea Eagles CEO Stephen Humphreys
“I have no doubt that his on field contributions will be immense and he will also support our existing leadership group in ensuring that our standards and culture are that of a high performance and winning organisation.
“I’d like to acknowledge and thank the Wests Tigers for agreeing to release Josh so he can immediately join the Sea Eagles.”
Aloiai will join an impressive front-row at Manly next season alongside the likes of international Martin Taupau, Taniela Paseka, Sean Keppie, Morgan Boyle, and Toff Sipley.
A hard running prop with a high work ethic, Aloiai enjoyed his best year in the NRL in 2020.
In his debut year in the NRL, Aloiai become the first player in the Wests Tigers history to play every game in their debut year despite suffering a broken hand midway through the season.
He has also played two Tests for Samoa.
Josh Aloiai Profile
Birthplace: Auckland, NZ
Junior Club: Glenora Bears
NRL Debut: Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors, 05/03/2016, Rd 1
Previous Clubs: Wests Tigers (2016-20), Parramatta Eels
NRL Career: 90 games, 11 tries
Representative: Samoa 2018-19 (2 Tests)