Wests Tigers have finally reeled in a big one, signing rising Souths star Adam Doueihi for the next four seasons.
It’s believed the young outside back was signed as a fullback, but with Benji Marshall likely to retire at the end of this season, Doueihi is poised to jump into five-eighth in 2021.
A Wests Tigers local junior, Doueihi joins the club immediately
because he has been released from his contract by the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The talented Doueihi was a breakout star of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with Lebanon, scoring two tries in four Tests at centre for the Cedars.
He would make his first grade debut soon after in the following year,
playing at halfback for South Sydney against Penrith.
The playmaker would go on to feature at fullback, centre, wing and halfback for the Rabbitohs across 2018 and 2019, scoring two tries in his 30 appearances to date.
Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire said he was looking forward to working again with Doueihi and seeing his career further develop at Concord.
“I’m very pleased we’ve been able to secure Adam on a long term deal at Wests Tigers,” Maguire said.
“He is a fine young man off the field and is an excellent addition to
our squad with his talent and versatility across a number of positions.
“Adam is a tremendously hard worker who carries himself very well, and we’re all excited to see him take the next steps forward in his career at this club.”
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe also welcomed Doueihi to the club.
“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to welcome Adam to the club and say how pleased we are to see him commit his long term future to Wests Tigers,” Pascoe said.
“In addition to being an extremely talented young man, Adam is a proud local junior of Wests Tigers and it is great to see him come home. We look forward to watching him add plenty of value both on and off the field to this club in the years ahead.”
Doueihi will be one of several new faces at the club, which include the Leilua brothers, Joey and Luciano, and Tommy Talau.
Earlier this week the club announced it had also signed young forward Stefano Utoikamanu, 19, who was previously at Parramatta.