Sea Eagles sign Parra Star 27/05/2008 - By Manly Sea Eagles http://www.manlyseaeagles.com.au/news.asp The Manly Sea Eagles today won the race to sign boom Parramatta under 20's star Tony Williams to a three year contract. Williams is described by Manly's recruitment manager Noel Cleal as a "Frank Pritchard" type player and a future star of the NRL. "This kid is all power and an explosive player who can play centre but is probably going to make his mark as a back rower playing on the edge as he matures." ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“We are delighted he has chosen to join us - a half a dozen clubs were chasing his signature," Cleal said. At 193cm and 106kg, Williams is a giant of a young man and a talented goal kicker with an 80 per cent success rate. He is a Cabramatta junior and is regarded as the gun player in Parramatta's elite Toyota Cup side (under 20's). Williams was impressed with Manly's training and coaching facilities at the Sydney Academy of Sport when given a recent tour of the complex. Manly CEO Grant Mayer said Williams signing was a major investment in the future. "Williams is an elite youngster with an exciting future - it's a credit to our coaching and recruitment group that they can attract a young player with his ability to the club. "Coming on top of the signing last week of Newcastle Knights five eighth Chris Bailey it has been an excellent week off the field for the club," Mr.Mayer said.