Tyrone Peachey is on the move to Wests Tigers next season.
After three seasons with the Gold Coast Titans, Peachey is poised to return to Sydney after agreeing to terms on a two-year-deal with the Tigers.
The Roar understands the deal is worth around $800,000 with an official announcement imminent.
One of the most versatile players in the game, Peachey has been identified by the Tigers as a ball playing lock.
However, his ability to cover a range of positions from back row, five-eighth, hooker and centre makes him a genuine utility option for the club.
Given Adam Doueihi is recovering from a knee reconstruction, Peachey could well start the year in the No.6, although new Tigers recruit Jackson Hastings is also an option.
Regardless of his position, there’s no denying Peachey will provide some much needed fire power to their attack.
It’s understood Peachey spoke with both Tim Sheens and Michael Maguire as part of the recruitment process and harnessing his creativity with the ball was a major point of discussion.
A ball playing lock is so important given the speed of the game and Peachey’s instinctual play will add another dimension to their attack.
While he played State of Origin for NSW in 2018, he has not featured in a finals series for three years.
The Tigers haven’t made the finals since 2011 and believe adding a player of Peachey’s ilk, in addition to the other handy new recruits they’ve landed will put them in a strong position to break the streak.
With almost 180 top flight games to his name, Peachey has taken a pay cut in order to move closer to home.
It’s been well reported he received interest from a host of clubs from Brisbane to Parramatta.
Neither could not compete with the other offers he received.
At 30, Peachey is at a pivotal period in his career.
Canberra expressed a strong interest and offer for Peachey but ultimately the Tigers landed their man.
The joint venture will look to continue their momentum following Peachey’s signing and now turn their attention to the backline.