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Will Smith joins Wests Tigers on one-year deal

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Wests Tigers have bolstered their utility stocks with the signing of Will Smith on a one-year deal for 2023.

Smith, 30, most recently played for Hull FC in the English Super League, having joined on a short-term deal after being granted a release by the Titans in June.

Able to play in the halves or at fullback, Smith has played 84 first-grade games in Australia, starting with Penrith before moving to the Eels and then Gold Coast.

Tigers coach Tim Sheens spoke about Smith following the announcement.

“Will is a talented player who can cover a lot of positions,” said Sheens.

“His experience will be very helpful because we have such a young squad.”

Sheens, returning for his second stint in charge of the club, will be hoping Smith can play a role in turning the team around.

The Tigers limped to the wooden spoon in 2022 and, in an effort to kickstart a revival, have added Api Koroisau, Isaiah Papali’i and Charlie Staines to the roster.


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