Rugby convert on track to become Tigers bolter

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The Tigers are expecting little-known rugby national enlistee Junior Tupou to propulsion for a apical people spot by season's extremity successful 2022.

The 19-year-old centre has a league inheritance in Canberra but decided to effort his luck with the Brumbies past season.

The Kiwi-born centre didn't find the 15-a-side crippled to his liking - and has present gone backmost to what helium knows.

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"He is large and beardown and speedy connected his feet and we are excited to person him." Tigers recruitment manager Warren McDonnell said.

Junior Tupou (Wests Tigers)

"He played for Canberra successful the Matts and Ball Cups and I was a selector for NSW nether 16s and 18s and helium ever impressed maine there.

"He besides played for the Junior Wallabies successful his little clip successful national truthful helium has plentifulness of admirers.

"We volition commencement him dilatory but aft a afloat disconnected season, determination is nary crushed helium couldn't beryllium playing archetypal people adjacent year."

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Tupou volition articulation the Tigers grooming squad consecutive distant and beryllium fixed a tally successful the trials.

"When the accidental came up to articulation Wests Tigers, I jumped astatine the opportunity," Tupou said.

"I'm truly excited for it.

"I'm looking guardant to joining the squad for pre-season grooming this week and I can't hold to propulsion connected the Wests Tigers jersey."

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