Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have secured the services of talented young prop Lloyd Perrett for the next three seasons.
The 21-year-old has joined the Sea Eagles looking to further develop his game under Coach Trent Barrett after receiving limited opportunities at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this year.
Perrett has played 24 NRL games after making his first grade debut for the Bulldogs in round 15 of the 2014 season. He played 14 first grade games in 2015 and is a member of the Queensland Emerging Origin squad.
Sea Eagles Head of Football, Bob Fulton, secured Perrett’s signature after dealing with the Bulldogs during a holiday vacation in Hawaii. Perrett is regarded as one of the best young props in the NRL and his arrival at Brookvale means he will add even more size and strength to an already big Manly pack for 2017.
Bob Fulton said the club was very pleased with the signing of Perrett.
“Lloyd is a great acquisition for us. He is another big, mobile forward who can play with the ball,’’ Fulton said.
“It is a great pick up this late in the pre-season.”
Perrett said he was excited about the opportunities ahead with the Sea Eagles.
“It’s a great opportunity going to Manly. I was really impressed with Trent Barrett and Bob Fulton’s honesty in what they had to say, and the vision they had for me as a player,’’ Perrett said.
“I made some great friendships that will last forever at the Bulldogs and I hope I can do the same here at Manly.
“Manly are keen to progress my football and allow me every opportunity to play NRL.
“Hopefully with that opportunity, I can help the team to the finals over the next three seasons.
“I’m still learning my trade as a prop and Manly have some great young players who I’ve played with in my juniors, so it would be great to develop and create something special with them. It may lead to my dream of playing representative football”.
Perrett is the younger brother of retired NRL and Kiwi international Sam Perrett.
Lloyd Perrett Profile
Born: December 17, 1994
Birthplace: Hamilton, NZ
Junior Club: Burleigh Bears
Rep Honours: Queensland Under 20s (2013-14), Australian Schoolboys (2011, ’13)
NRL Debut: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Canberra, GIO Stadium, 20/06/2014 (Rd 15)
NRL Career: 24 games.