Intrust Super NSW Residents prop JJ Felise has signed with the Newcastle Knights after being released by the Wests Tigers effective immediately.
Felise has played 13 NRL games and has been a standout for the Western Suburbs Magpies in the Intrust Super Premiership.
He hasn't featured in first grade this year, but a move to the Knights gives him the best opportunity to break into the NRL on a consistent basis.
"JJ is a player who provides us with depth," General Manager Football, Darren Mooney said to newcastleknights.com.au.
"It's no secret we're a little thin in the middle and JJ is seeking a pathway to first grade.
"He's been looking for an opportunity to showcase his skills and we'll give him every chance."