Brenden Santi signs with Parramatta

Wests Tigers Chief Operating Officer, Grant Mayer on Sunday confirmed, Under 20s player Brenden Santi will leave the club to join the Parramatta Eels in 2014.

Brenden was a part of the 2012 Toyota Cup Premiership team for Wests Tigers, which defeated the Canberra Raiders 46-6. He also has representative honours from the 2013 Under 20s Origin match.

Parramatta offered Santi a competitive deal which would see him included in the top 25 squad. An offer which Wests Tigers were not in a position to match.

Santi is a second-row, lock who has been described as a "work horse" which lead him to captaining the Australian Schoolboys in 2011.

Mayer said he and Wests Tigers attempted to secure Santi, however they were unsuccessful. Mayer saying, "We tried.