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It may be the rugby league off-season, but there's plenty still happening in the world of the VB NSW Cup.

Here are the latest player movements that will influence the VB NSW Cup for 2016.


Canberra Raiders/Mounties

Outs: Mitch Cornish (Parramatta Eels), Josh McCrone (St. George-Illawarra Dragons), Jeremy Hawkins (Melbourne Storm), David Shillington (Gold Coast Titans), Bill Tupou (Wakefield)


Canterbury Bulldogs

Ins: Kerrod Holland (Newcastle Knights), Craig Garvey (St. George-Illawarra Dragons)

Outs: Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings), Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

New contracts: Tyrone Phillips (2 years), Adam Elliott (2 years)


Cronulla Sharks/Newtown Jets

Ins: Jesse Sene Lefao (Manly Sea Eagles), Josh Cleeland (Ipswich Jets), Brett Anderson (Illawarra Cutters), Ben Jones (Mackay Cutters), Arana Taumata (Tumut, South Newcastle), Tevita Vaea (New Zealand Warriors)

Outs: Blake Ayshford (New Zealand Warriors)


Gold Coast Titans

Ins: Leivaha Pulu (Wyong Kangaroos)


Manly Sea Eagles

Ins: Tim Moltzen (Wests Tigers), Fabian Goodall (Parramatta Eels)

Outs: Jack Littlejohn (Wests Tigers), Michael Chee-Kam (Wests Tigers), Justin Horo (Catalan Dragons), David Williams (released), Clinton Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)


Newcastle Knights

Ins: David Bhana (Warriors)

Outs: Clint Newtown (retired), Kerrod Holland (Canterbury Bulldogs), Zach Dockar-Clay (Parramatta Eels)

New contracts: Chanel Mata’utia (3 years), Pat Mata’utia (3 years), Jake Mamo (2 years), Jaelen Feeney (2 years)


Parramatta Eels/Wentworthville Magpies

Ins: Kieran Moss (Penrith Panthers), Mitch Cornish (Canberra Raiders), Clinton Gutherson (Manly Sea Eagles)

New contracts: John Folau (2 years), Bureta Faraimo (1 year), Vai Toutai (1 year), Luke Kelly (1 year), Daniel Alvaro (1 year), Brad Takairangi (2 years)


Penrith Panthers

Ins: Suaia Matagi (Sydney Roosters)

Outs: Kieran Moss (Parramatta Eels)

New contracts: Will Smith (1 year), Leilani Latu (2 years)


South Sydney Rabbitohs/North Sydney Bears

Ins: Damien Cook (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Outs: Darren Nicholls (released)

New contracts: Paul Carter (2 years), Aaron Gray (2 years)


St. George Illawarra-Dragons/Illawarra Cutters

Ins: Josh McCrone (Canberra Raiders), Sebastine Ikahihifo (St George-Illawarra Dragons)

Outs: Eto Nabuli (Rugby Union), Justin Hunt (Wests Tigers), Charly Runciman (Widnes Vikings), Shannon Wakeman (released), Shannon Crook (released)

New contracts: Will Matthews (2 years), Peter Mata’utia (2 years), Yaw Kiti Glymin (2 years)


Sydney Roosters/Wyong Roos

Outs: Suaia Matagi (Penrith Panthers), Nene Macdonald (Gold Coast Titans), Nathan Stapleton (London Broncos), Willis Meehan (released), Lagi Setu (released), Lopini Paea (released), Samisoni Langi (released), Matt McIlwrick (released), Jack Siejka (released), Willie Manu (released), Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons)

New contracts: Brendan Elliot (2 years)



Outs: Dominique Peyroux (St Helens RLFC), Sebastine Ikahihifo (St George-Illawarra Dragons), Glen Fisiiahi (Rugby Union), Api Pewhairangi (Connacht – Ireland Rugby), Ngani Laumape (Rugby Union)

New contracts: Nathaniel Roache (2 years), Ken Maumalo (1 year), Mason Lino (2 years)


Wests Tigers

Ins: Jack Littlejohn (Wests Tigers), Michael Chee-Kam (Wests Tigers), Justin Hunt (Wests Tigers), Rod Griffin (Ipswich Jets), William McConnachie (Ipswich Jets)

Outs: Tim Moltzen (Manly Sea Eagles), Shannon McDonnell (St Helens), Kurtis Rowe (Burleigh Bears)

New contracts: Jack Buchanan (1 year)


Be sure to stay tuned to for the latest signings and updates during the offseason.

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