The Dragons have secured the signature of Alec Tuitavake.
The ongoing tug of war between St George Illawarra and Manly has shown some signs of respite after the Dragons secured Alec Tuitavake on a deal until the end of 2025.
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Tuitavake will join his new club next week after being caught in the middle of negotiations between the two clubs. Tuitavake, 22, is the nephew of ex-Dragons and Manly forward Solomon Haumono.
The Sea Eagles have granted the former Australian Schoolboy an immediate release. The Dragons remain hopeful of securing fellow Manly prop Viliami Fifita. So far the Sea Eagles have publicly and privately denied Fifita’s request to leave the club.
Fifita has a deal until the end of next year.
He has been named to play for Manly’s feeder cup side Blacktown on Saturday.
Tuitavake is still on the comeback from a ruptured ACL but should be fit to return to the field before the end of next month.
He was contracted until the end of this season at Manly.
The Sea Eagles are in talks to upgrade and extend Haumole Olakau’atu and Tolutau Koula.
COST OF HAMMY GURU
The cost of repairing the hamstrings of Tom Trbojevic and Latrell Mitchell can finally be revealed. The pair spent 10 days with rehab guru Bill Knowles in the US as they looked to fix their broken bodies.
The cost was about $15,000 for 10 days of one-on-one time with Knowles
. And it has been a worthwhile investment for South Sydney and the Sea Eagles with Mitchell and Trbojevic flying to start the season.
The pair will come head to head for the first time since they underwent a full body repair on Saturday night.
The path back for another of Knowles’ disciples in Ryan Papenhuyzen will be a longer one. It remains to be seen when Papenhuyzen will take to the field again this year.
It cost the Sea Eagles $15k for Tom Trbojevic to spend 10 days of one-on-one time with rehab guru Bill Knowles.