Manly have acquired the services of Melbourne playmaker Blake Green for the next two NRL seasons.
Green has been a solid part of the Melbourne spine this year alongside Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith and Cameron Munster ahead of next weeks’ preliminary final.
The former Parramatta, Cronulla and Canterbury pivot has carved out a successful spot for himself in the NRL this season after returning from four seasons in the Super League.
He will join Daly Cherry-Evans in the Sea Eagles halves for 2017 after the retirement of Jamie Lyon.
“Blake gives us what we need. He will be a really good foil for Daly Cherry-Evans. He will take a lot of pressure off Daly, especially with his kicking game on the left edge,” Manly coach Trent Barrett said.
“He has been in a good system at Melbourne under Craig Bellamy. Blake is a really great signing for us.”