Sport Cancer survivor Matt Eisenhuth set for Tigers debut

09:05  17 june  2017
09:05  17 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Wests Tigers sign former NRL wingers

  Wests Tigers sign former NRL wingers The Wests Tigers have signed Mahe Fonua and Corey Thompson on two-year deals for the 2018 NRL season.Both will return to the NRL following two years in the Super League after being thrown career lifelines by coach Ivan Cleary.

Matt Eisenhuth will become the 205th player to play first-grade for Wests Tigers when he makes his NRL debut this Saturday against the Cronulla Sharks.

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  Cancer survivor Matt Eisenhuth set for Tigers debut © Provided by Sportal com au Three years ago, Matt Eisenhuth was diagnosed with cancer after a niggling leg injury resulted in doctors finding a tumour in his left leg.

On Saturday, the 24-year-old is set to mark a remarkable recovery by making his debut for the Tigers against the Sharks.

A cousin of Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen, Eisenhuth's rugby league revival is all the more impressive considering he's also undergone multiple shoulder reconstructions during stints with Parramatta and Penrith.

After a consistent season with Wests Tigers NSW Cup side in 2016, the forward secured his first full-time contract with the club in 2017 and put pen to paper on a one-year deal.

Eisenhuth is expected to come on off the bench against the Sharks on Saturday and you'll want to keep your eye out for the NRL's newest and argubaly most persistent player.

GWS, Tigers plan Indian AFL clash .
India could be the next international stop for Richmond and Greater Western Sydney who are planning an AFL premiership match in Mumbai.The Giants-Tigers clash is likely to take place in Mumbai during the mid-season bye round, with GWS playing host.

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