Tigers’ recruitment drive continues in top gear

BAY Tigers first grade coach Deryck Fox is set to arrive back in Batemans Bay next week after a busy off-season recruitment trip back in the United Kingdom.

Tigers’ pre-season training will resume on January 17 at Mackay Park and they will be joined by Englishmen Sam Cunningham (forward) and Lee Atherton, who signed with the club just before Christmas.

Atherton, who can play on the wing, at fullback or in the centres, will join the Tigers from Thatto Heath Winter Rugby League Club.

The 23-year-old has also represented the Lancashire representative team and held a three-year scholarship with the Widnes Vikings.

Meanwhile, the club was pleased to announce that star front-row forward Grant Roberts agreed to play on for one more season.

All players were also invited to meet coaching staff and committee members, and to go through a light training run on January 17.

That will be followed by a barbecue and refreshments.

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