Wests Tigers has today announced props Bryce Gibbs and Andrew Fifita will leave the Club at the end of this season.
Both players will join Cronulla Sharks for the 2012 season on three-year deals.
Gibbs was a member of the 2005 premiership winning Wests Tigers team and has played 143 NRL games for the Club.
Wests Tigers CEO Stephen Humphreys said that Gibbs would be fondly remembered by Wests Tigers fans as a fierce competitor who always gave 100 per cent commitment to his team-mates and the Club.
“Bryce has been a great servant of Wests Tigers for many years and we wish him and his family the very best for the future,’’ said Wests Tigers CEO Stephen Humphreys.
Despite taking up the option for 2012 on Fifita, Wests Tigers decided not to stand in his way of accepting a lucrative offer. Fifita has played 35 games for Wests Tigers.
“It was an extremely difficult decision for the Club to make given Andrew’s development here but it is a great opportunity for him personally and we could not lose sight of that,” Humphreys said.
“I know Bryce and Andrew are very determined to finish the season strongly and help Wests Tigers make the finals.”