Talented youngsters Manaia Cherrington and Elouise Hooter have signed new two-year contracts with the Wests Tigers.
Promising Wests Tigers youngsters Manaia Cherrington and Delouise Hoeter have signed new two-year contracts with the NRL joint-venture club.
The highly-rated pair are hoping to be feature in the NRL this season with hooker Cherrington earmarked as the long-term successor to skipper Robbie Farah.
Cherrington was a member of the premiership-winning Balmain SG Ball squad in 2012 and played all 25 matches of last year’s Holden Cup season, scoring 10 tries.
Hoeter is a graduate from Keebra Park High School in Queensland, that produced former Tigers superstar Benji Marshall.
He burst onto the Holden Cup scene last year scoring seven tries in 24 matches.
The pair, who will feature in the Tigers’ squad for this weekend’s Auckland Nines, will still be available to play in this year’s Holden Cup campaign.
Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter said he was delighted to secure the futures of two of the club’s best young talents.
“I think they are good prospects, I think Manaia has good speed and awareness around the dummy-half and he is still learning and growing so there’s a lot of potential there,” Potter said.
“Delouise is a very good outside back who’s understanding and anticipation of what is going to happen is excellent and I’m looking forward to seeing him progress.
“I’d like to think that both of them will get better throughout the season and push for the grade above them,” he said.