June 25, 2024

The Tigers have extended their recruitment efforts from the Panthers, with winger Sunia Turuva signing a three-year contract with the Concord club starting from 2025.

“Wests Tigers is pleased to confirm the acquisition of off-contract Panthers winger Sunia Turuva on a three-year deal,” stated the Tigers.

21-year-old Turuva, who earned the NRL Rookie of the Year title last season, will join Wests Tigers after the conclusion of the 2024 season.

He will be joining fellow Fiji internationals Api Koroisau and Jahream Bula, along with his current Panthers teammate, Jarome Luai.

Turuva made a significant impact in the NRL in 2023, scoring 12 tries in 26 appearances during the Panthers’ premiership-winning season. He has continued his impressive form into 2024, adding eight tries from seven games, including a double against the Wests Tigers in Bathurst last weekend.

Season Snapshot: Sunia Turuva | Official website of the Penrith Panthers

Wests Tigers coach Benji Marshall expressed his excitement about Turuva’s addition to the club, highlighting his versatility, energy, and positive character.

In other NRL news:

BRONCOS

2024 Squad: [List of players]

Development Players: [List of development players]

2024 Gains: Fletcher Baker (Roosters), Jaiyden Hunt (Dragons)

2024 Losses: Kurt Capewell (Warriors), Herbie Farnworth (Dolphins), Keenan Palasia (Titans), Tom Flegler (Dolphins), Logan Bayliss-Brow (unsigned)

Coach: Kevin Walters (2026)

RAIDERS

2024 Squad: [List of players]

Development Players: [List of development players]

2024 Gains: Zac Hosking (Panthers), Simi Sasagi (Knights), Kaeo Weekes (Sea Eagles), Morgan Smithies (Wigan)

2024 Losses: Jack Wighton (Rabbitohs), Matt Frawley (Leeds Rhinos), Jarrod Croker (retired), Clay Webb (unsigned), Harley Smith-Shields (Titans)

Coach: Ricky Stuart (2025)

**BULLDOGS**

**2024 Squad:** [List of players]

**Development Players:** [List of development players]

**2024 Gains:** Daniel Suluka-Fifita (Rabbitohs), Connor Tracey (Sharks), Bronson Xerri (return from ban), Stephen Crichton (Panthers), Blake Taaffe (Rabbitohs), Jaeman Salmon (Panthers), Josh Curran (Warriors), Drew Hutchison (Roosters), Kurt Mann (Knights), Jake Turpin (Roosters), Poasa Faamausili (Dolphins)

**2024 Losses:** Jake Averillo (Dolphins), Tevita Pangai Junior (retired), Kyle Flanagan (Dragons), Paul Alamoti (Panthers), Luke Thompson (Wigan Warriors), Corey Waddell (Sea Eagles), Braidon Burns (unsigned), Declan Casey (unsigned)

**2025 Gains:** Mitchell Woods (upgraded)

**Coach:** Cameron Ciraldo (2027)

**SHARKS**

**2024 Squad:** [List of players]

**Development Players:** [List of development players]

**2024 Gains:** Billy Burns (Dragons), Michael Gabrael (Bulldogs)

**2024 Losses:** Wade Graham (retired), Jensen Taumoepeau (unsigned), Matt Moylan (Leigh Leopards), Connor Tracey (Bulldogs)

**2025 Gains:** Addin Fonua-Blake (Warriors)

**Coach:** Craig Fitzgibbon (2024)

**DOLPHINS**

**2024 Squad:** [List of players]

**Development Players:** [List of development players]

**2024 Gains:** Herbie Farnworth (Broncos), Thomas Flegler (Broncos), Jake Averillo (Bulldogs), Oryn Keeley (Knights)

**2024 Losses:** Brenko Lee (released), Herman Ese’ese (Hull FC), Poasa Faamausili (Bulldogs), JJ Collins (unsigned)

**2025 Gains:** Junior Tupou (Tigers), Kulikefu Finefeuiaki (Cowboys)

**Coach:** Wayne Bennett (2025)

**TITANS**

**2024 Squad:** [List of players]

**Development Players:** [List of development players]

**2024 Gains:** Keenan Palasia (Broncos), Harley Smith-Shields (Raiders)

**2024 Losses:** Kruise Leeming (Wigan Warriors), Joe Vuna (unsigned), Treymain Spry (released)

**Coach:** Des Hasler (2026)

NRL 2024: Tigers sign Sunia Turuva, Canberra Raiders sign Eels halfback  Ethan Sanders | The Mercury

**PANTHERS**

**2024 Squad:** [List of players]

**Development Players:** [List of development players]

**2024 Gains:** Daine Laurie (Wests Tigers), Brad Schneider (Hull KR), Paul Alamoti (Bulldogs)

**2024 Losses:** Zac Hosking (Raiders), Stephen Crichton (Bulldogs), Spencer Leniu (Roosters), Jaeman Salmon (Bulldogs), Jack Cogger (Knights), Tom Jenkins (Knights), Chris Smith (unsigned), Eddie Blacker (unsigned)

**2025 Losses:** Sunia Turuva (Tigers), Jarome Luai (Tigers), James Fisher-Harris (Warriors)

**Coach:** Ivan Cleary (2027)

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