I know there is a "signing's" thread already, but thought I'd snapshot it for everyone, and include rumored signings for Manly. Enjoy:- + I will attach links to news articles later advising signings 1. Ligi Sao Date of Birth: 11 October, 1992 Height: 187 cm Weight: 101 kg Position: Prop/Second Row Rep. Honours: Samoa Under 18 Junior Clubs: Manurewa Marlins Previous Clubs: NA FG Debut: NA Club Debut: NA Ligi switched to rugby league after playing rugby union at Manurewa High School. Out of the Manurewa Marlins, he was originally recommended to the Vodafone Warriors by Marlins identity Songi Tupou. Signed by the club during the offseason, Ligi started the year playing for Manurewa in the Auckland club competition. Impressive form earned him a call-up for his NYC debut in the Vodafone Junior Warriors' 10th-round clash against Newcastle, went on to make 11 appearances on the season and scoring a try in the process. http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ligi%20sao%20signs%20with%20sea%20eagles&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CEsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seaeagles.com.au%2Fnews-display%2Feagles%2F58350&ei=cpEtUJOJIouZiAeuqICgCA&usg=AFQjCNGMCYeCBebSln0Uyp2XX_ApLhuYiA http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ligi%20sao%20signs%20with%20sea%20eagles&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CE0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerotackle.com%2Fnrl%2Fsao-snapped-sea-eagles-6401%2F&ei=cpEtUJOJIouZiAeuqICgCA&usg=AFQjCNGNlQo1TspdsG8VSjjacA_YrkTuhw http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=ligi%20sao%20signs%20with%20sea%20eagles&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CE8QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmanly-daily.whereilive.com.au%2Fsport%2Fstory%2Fnrl-sao-is-snapped-up%2F&ei=cpEtUJOJIouZiAeuqICgCA&usg=AFQjCNHqtnKcRMcgus1LLmMxbbQlEfnhiQ 2. Peta Hiku Date of Birth: 4 December, 1992 Height: 185 cm Weight: 93 kg Position: Fullback/wing Rep. Honours: Auckland Under-18s Junior Clubs: Manurewa Marlins Previous Clubs: Nil FG Debut: Yet to make debut Club Debut: NYC: Vodafone Junior Warriors v Gold Coast, Mount Smart Stadium, March 24, 2012 (Round 4) Born in Gisborne but raised in Auckland, Hiku is a Manurewa Marlins junior. He originally just missed out on the Vodafone Junior Warriors' official 2012 NYC squad but was called into the side to replace injured first-choice fullback Omar Slaimankhel for the club's fourth-round clash against Gold Coast on March 24. He had an outstanding debut, scoring a try and making 149 metres in a 30-6 victory. He has been ever-present since, used on the wing when Slaimankhel has been available but slotting back to fullback on occasions as well. Hiku has consistently made 150 metres-plus, excelling in the 15th-round win over Cronulla when he produced astounding stats of 238 metres gained from 18 runs with 12 tackle breaks and three off loads, game-high numbers in all four instances.. He also made a line break. Educated at James Cook High School 3. Michael Chee Kam Date of Birth: 26 February, 1992 Height: 190 cm Weight: 100 kg Position: Second Row/Centre Rep. Honours: Australian Schoolboys (2010) Junior Clubs: Mt Wellington Warriors Previous Clubs: Melbourne Storm FG Debut: NA Club Debut: NA Nickname: Chee. Biggest influence on your career: Mum and Dad. 2012 Goal: Make my NRL debut, win Toyota Cup. What was your first job? Playstation Games Tester. Do you have any superstitions? After warm-up, make a prayer in the corner. Do you have any ink? If so, what? Inside right forearm, traditional Samoan pattern. Whatâ€™s the first thing you put in your footy bag? Boots. How much can you bench? 160kg. Whatâ€™s one food you canâ€™t stand to eat? Seafood. How do you have your steak? Medium. Who is your favourite all time Raider? Ruben Wiki. Who will you play in the 2012 Grand Final? New Zealand Warriors. 4. Richard Fa'aoso Date of Birth: 8 May, 1984 Height: 184 cm Weight: 105 kg Position: Forward Rep. Honours: 5 Tests Tonga 08-10, World Cup 08, Pacific Cup 09 Junior Clubs: North Aspley Previous Clubs: Penrith Panthers 2004; Sydney Roosters 2005; Parramatta Eels 2007; Newcastle Knights 2008 - Rd. 16 2012. FG Debut: Penrith v St George Illawarra, Penrith Stadium, 11/06/04 Club Debut: Yet to debut for Melbourne Storm Player Stats Games Played Career: 133 Club: 2 2012: 2 2012 Stats (Melbourne Storm) Total Points: Nil Tries: Nil Goals: Nil Tackles: 21 All Run Metres: 58m Hit-ups: 8 Career Points Total: 60 Tries: 15 Goals: Nil 5. Jacob Gagan Date of Birth: 25 March, 1993 Height: 185 cm Weight: 93 kg Position: Fullback / Wing Rep. Honours: Australian Schoolboys (2010), NSW CHS, NSW Under-18s (2010-11) Junior Clubs: Cabramatta Previous Clubs: Nil FG Debut: NA Club Debut: NA The Greystanes product had a solid 2011 season highlighted with selection in the NSW U18s alongside Vai Toutai. An apprentice landscaper, he hopes to own his own business after football. 6. Joshua Robinson (may be old news) MANLY have won the race to sign one of Australia's most promising young athletes - a freakishly talented 15-year-old with dreams of running at the Olympics and playing NRL. Toowoomba speed machine Joshua Robinson won an extraordinary five gold medals in the national junior championships at Homebush last week in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m. His time of 49.41sec in the 400m is "absolutely outstanding" according to colleague and athletics guru Mike Hurst. "To win five gold medals at this level is just freakish," Hurst said. Manly's recruitment boss Noel "Crusher" Cleal signed the Aboriginal flyer after watching him run at Homebush. It followed a recommendation from the Sea Eagles' Queensland-based talent scout Graham Champnee. The Broncos, Titans and Cowboys were desperately trying to sign the brilliant young fullback, who has a striking resemblance to a young Greg Inglis. Robinson plays rugby league for his school, club at representative level and was also selected in the Queensland under-14 merit team. "You've got to grab a kid like this at 15 or other clubs will beat you to it," Cleal told The Sunday Telegraph. "We're not going to rush him or put any pressure on him to make a choice between his sports. He'll come down to train with our NRL squad in June to get a feel of the club. "We understand his immediate goal is to go to the world junior championships in London next year and we're happy to support him." Robinson said he chose Manly ahead of their NRL rivals because the club was so relaxed about him continuing his dream of running at an Olympic Games. "I want to qualify for the world youths next year and at the moment it looks like I'll get there with the times I'm doing," he said. "I play club and rep league in Toowoomba at the moment, but I'm thinking about having a year off next year to concentrate on running. "At the moment, athletics is number one. "I'd love to make the Olympics and then see what happens. I could play in the NRL after that. "I signed with Manly because they were happy for me to do athletics over league at this stage of my life. "Melinda Gainsford-Taylor being on the Manly board helped, too. She'll be an inspiration to me." Robinson signed a three-year deal with the Sea Eagles and is considering moving to Sydney to go to school on the northern beaches next year. He is also a beautifully polite youngster, who insisted on thanking those who have helped him in sport. "Before you go, do you mind mentioning a few people in the story," he asked. "My parents, Graham Champnee [the talent scout] for helping with my signing and my coach, Neil McCoy. And Crusher for going over to Homebush to watch and support me. I'd like to thank them all." 7. Brad Takairangi (Rumor Only) Date of Birth: 14 June, 1989 Height: 193 cm Weight: 108 kg Position: Second Row Rep. Honours: Cook Islands Pacific Cup team Junior Clubs: Cronulla Caringbah Previous Clubs: South Sydney FG Debut: NA Club Debut: NA Nickname: Taka Born In: Sydney When did you start player footy: 8 Who is your footy hero: Phil Graham Who has had the biggest influence on you: Mum and Dad Famous person you would most like to meet: Lerron James Pre-Match Rituals: Pray before I go out to play If you were down to your last $20 what would you spend if on: $10 on a Multi bet $10 at Skinny Dips Loudest team mate:Jarred-Warera-Hargreaves Most annoying team mate: Jonesy- his red hair Team mate with the weirdest talent: JWH- Hollywood Biggest prankster in the team: Frank Paul Nuuasala Favourite movie: This Christmas Favourite TV show: Home and Away Favourite band: Mahogany What are your goals for the 2011 season: Play Grade 8. Adrian Ha'angana (Rumor Only) Adrian Ha'angana | #11 | Second Row Clubs: South Sydney Rabbitohs U20s Born: 21 May 1992 Height: 178 cm. Weight: 103 kg.