Wests Tigers have confirmed star fullback James Tedesco will depart then at the end of the 2017 season.
Tedesco grew up in Menangle, played for the Camden Rams and came through the junior ranks at Wests Tigers.
While the club didn’t confirm what club he will line up for in 2018, the Sydney Roosters are widely tipped to win the race for his signature.
Wests Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe confirmed Tedesco’s departure via a media release today.
“I’m sure this decision hasn’t been made lightly by James and while it will be disappointing to see him leave at season's end we will continue to provide him with all the support he needs,” Pascoe said.
“James is a quality young man, both on and off the field, and I’m sure he’ll be a great addition to his new club.”
Other juniors Aaron Woods and Mitchell Moses will also not be at the club next year.