Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have secured the services of Cooper Johns for 2023.
It’s a return ‘home’ for 23-year-old Johns, who played his junior football with the Narraweena Hawks in the Manly District Junior Rugby League before graduating through the Sea Eagles’ Harold Matthews and SG Ball Cup teams.
A five-eighth/half, Johns has played 11 first grade games since making his NRL debut for the Melbourne Storm in 2020.
Cooper is a Manly junior who previously captained our SG Ball teamManly CEO Tony Mestrov
“He is a very talented young player who will certainly add some depth to our halves.
"Cooper is on a train and replacement contract at this stage due to the NRL salary cap figure not being confirmed for 2023.
“Our intention is to put Cooper into the top 30 once possible. He is on a one-year deal.
“We welcome Cooper back to the Sea Eagles."