Blake Green

Warriors recruit Blake Green could be buy of the year: Soward

Running the rule over all 16 clubs ahead of the 2018 season, the former Dragons and Panthers star also named Knights recruit Connor Watson as the man under most pressure to perform at the club, even ahead of high-profile signing Mitch Pearce.

Soward also backed young Storm half Brodie Croft to seamlessly slip into Cooper Cronk's shoes and help the club press for back-to-back titles.

n terms of the Warriors, Soward identified Green as the man to reverse the problems that have dogged the talent-laden, but underperforming, team in recent years.

Warriors sign Blake Green

Manly released the 31-year-old five eighth yesterday after securing disgruntled Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce.

Green, who was one of Manly's stars in 2017, had a year left remaining on his contracts.

Signed until the end of the 2020 NRL season, Green is moving to Auckland after helping the Sea Eagles surge to sixth this season from 13th in 2016.

I'll never watch that game again: Green

Green's 50th and final match for the Storm ended in heartbreak with Melbourne conceding a late converted try to fall two points short of their second premiership in five seasons. 

The 30-year-old didn't have a lot of time to mull over the disappointment, packing up his belongings for Sydney's northern beaches after inking a two-year deal with the Sea Eagles.