Wests Tigers have signed former Newcastle and Canberra forward Joel Edwards on a two-year deal.

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of experienced forward Joel Edwards on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old has played 88 NRL games since making his debut for Newcastle in 2010 - playing three seasons at the Knights before moving to the Canberra Raiders in 2013.

The back rower has signed on with Wests Tigers until the end of 2017 and will further strengthen the depth of talent amongst the first grade squad.

After three seasons with the Raiders, the Cessnock Goannas junior said he is keen to start the next stage of his rugby league career with Wests Tigers.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to join Wests Tigers,” Edwards said.

“It’s a great club and I’m looking forward to working under JT (Jason Taylor).

“Hopefully I can complement the side nicely and grow with the team.

“It’s a young squad but I’m really excited to work with the boys and hopefully help the Club get into the top eight next year.

“I’m from Cessnock originally and I went down to Canberra after my time with the Knights, so I’m looking forward to a bit of a change and placing myself here in Concord.

“It’s a great opportunity to come into a young, exciting team with a lot of potential.”

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