Catalans Dragons are pleased to announce the signing of Fiji International Brayden Wiliame on a two-year contract from the start of the 2017 season.
On signing with the Dragons, Brayden Wiliame said: “I am really excited to be joining the Catalans Dragons. I have enjoyed my time at Manly but look forward to playing aside Greg Bird and helping the Dragons chase a premiership.”
Wiliame, 23, who can play anywhere in the backline from the centres to fullback, made his first grade debut for the Parramatta Eels in 2013. He then went to Newcastle where he played in the NSW Cup before joining Manly in 2015.
He made 23 appearances for the Sea Eagles and succeed to cement his spot in the NRL side this season, scoring 6 tries in 18 games in 2016.
Catalans Dragons Head coach Laurent Frayssinous said: “I’m really satisfied with the signing of Brayden. He has the profile we were looking for, I mean a young player, ambitious, with a real sense of professionalism on and off the field. He already has a great experience in the NRL despite his young age and his versatility is a real asset. It is a powerful and agile player, who likes playing in the spaces and he has a very good tackle technique.”
Brayden Wiliame Profile
Date of Birth: 17 December, 1992
Height: 189 cm
Weight: 89 kg
Position: Winger, Centre, Fullback
Previous Clubs: Parramatta Eels, Newcastle Knights, Manly Sea Egales
SL Debut: Parramatta Eels v Sydney Roosters, June 7th, 2013
Club Stats: Parramatta Eels (2013) : 6 appearances, 3 tries | Manly Sea Eagles (2015-16) : 23 appearances, 7 tries
Rep. Honours: Fiji (2015-16): 3 appearances, 1 try