Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that exciting youngsters Watson Heleta and Marion Seve have extended their contracts with the Club beyond this season.
Both players are currently members of the Wests Tigers’ Holden Cup team and will join the extended full-time NRL squad next year.
Heleta has signed a two-year contract extension through until the end of 2017, while Seve’s deal will see the former Australian Schoolboys representative secured until the end of next season.
Wests Tigers Head Coach Jason Taylor said that both players, while yet to play first grade, are valuable additions to the extended NRL roster next year.
“Both Watson and Marion are extremely talented young players,” Taylor said. “I’ve been really impressed with their dedication and application so far this season, it’s clear that they’ve both made a really good impression on the coaching staff and their fellow players.
“Watson has been really good again this season in the Holden Cup, while Marion has been on the sidelines a bit with suspension but he’s back on the field now and I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can do throughout the remainder of the year.”
Both players were members of the 2013 Schoolboy championship-winning Keebra Park High School team, with Seve winning the Peter Sterling Medal for Player of the Year.
The pair joined Wests Tigers’ Holden Cup squad together at the start of the 2014 season.
Heleta, an Otahuhu junior, has scored an impressive 25 tries in 28 Holden Cup appearances and has represented the Junior Kiwis on two occasions.
Seve’s Holden Cup career has been interrupted through injury and suspension; however the Ipswich Brothers junior has scored five tries in eight appearances and will make his NSW Cup debut this weekend against Wyong Roos at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Watch highlights of the exciting duo in action so far this year in the video above.
Player Profile — Watson Heleta
Date of Birth: 30/07/1995
Junior Club: Otahuhu
Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis (2014-15)
Player Profile — Marion Seve
Date of Birth: 27/05/1995
Junior Club: Ipswich Brothers
Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys (2013)