Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by S J, Jun 7, 2013.
Wow, Dean Halatau has been around like forever.
Wests Tigers have today signed two players to strengthen its roster for 2014.
Former Australian Schoolboy and Penrith utility Blake Austin has agreed to a two-year deal.
Experienced second-rower Cory Paterson will return to the NRL after signing a one-year deal with the hope of proving his value by the end of next season.
DOB: 1/2/1991, Parramatta
Junior Club: Doonside
Position: Centre, half, five-eighth, lock
Rep Honours: Nil
NRL Debut: Penrith v Canberra, Canberra Stadium, 27/8/11 (Rd 25)
NRL Career: 15 games, 2 tries, 8 goals, 24 points.
DOB: 14/7/1987, Perth
Junior Club: South Perth Lions
Position: Second Row
Height: 195cm, Weight: 101kg
Rep Honours: Indigenous All Stars (2010-12)
Previous Clubs: Newcastle (2007-11), North Queensland Cowboys (2011-12), Hull KR (2013)
NRL Debut: Newcastle v St George Illawarra, WIN Jubilee, Rd 2, 23/3/2007
NRL Career: 87 games, 26 tries, 12 goals, 128 points.
Hull KR: 14 games, 5 tries, 20 points.
Career: 101 games, 31 tries, 12 goals, 148 points.
JUST when it appeared the turbulence at Wests Tigers had peaked, an undercurrent of doubt has emerged over the new $3.5 million contract of skipper Robbie Farah.
Announced on March 21, Farah's four-year extension is yet to be lodged with the NRL.
The delay is yet another symptom of unease at the joint venture, which is verging on implosion over the future of head coach Mick Potter.
The Tigers are expected to formally sever ties with Potter in the near future, unable to ignore a torrent of player complaints over his communication methods.
Farah on Friday voiced his support for the besieged coach, but the NSW Origin star is himself locked in protracted negotiations with the club.
The Daily Telegraph has learned that Farah was still owed sponsorship money when he agreed to play out his career at Concord earlier this season.
He ignored inquiries from Souths, Newcastle and Parramatta in the expectation that the outstanding amounts would be made.
Tigers are in a world of trouble atm. Not good to see as I have a few mates who are big supporters of there's.
Rugby league star Benji Marshall has today announced he will be moving back to New Zealand to play rugby for the Blues. Marshall has signed a two-year deal to play for the Blues franchise in the Super Rugby competition for 2014/15 seasons.
Lote Tuqiri wants to carry on in the NRL next year if his battered body can stand up to it, but it will almost certainly not be with the Wests Tigers.
The 34-year-old former dual international scored a try against the Sydney Roosters on Monday in his first game in 13 months.
At 34 years of age, he will fit in nicely at the Knight's.
Dad's Army ...
Wests Tigers winger Lote Tuqiri has been granted a release from the Club to allow the dual international to take up an opportunity to play rugby union in Ireland.
Tuqiri left Sydney last night for a three month stint with Leinster Rugby Club.
A highly respected player, Tuqiri played 52 games for Wests Tigers and 151 NRL games. He played his final game for Wests Tigers against the North Qld Cowboys in Townsville last Saturday night.
Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the re-signing of several exciting players for the 2014 season and beyond.
Here is a list of players the Club has re-signed:
- Kurtis Rowe for two years
- Taqele Naiyaravaro for two years
- Andy Fiagatusa for two years
- Michael Bullock for one year
- Asipeli Fine for one year
- Jarred Farlow for one year
Wests Tigers winger Marika Koroibete failed to return to pre-season training with the rest of the side on Monday morning.
He was due to return from extended leave granted after playing for Fiji in the World Cup in November, but his tardiness in reapplying for a visa has delayed his arrival until at least the end of the week.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/nrl-wests-tigers-fume-as-marika-koroibete-misses-preseason-training-due-to-visa-snag-20140106-30dmv.html#ixzz2pqNRfHpY
The Wests Tigers are at breaking point after captain Robbie Farah told club officials he was not coming to training on Wednesday because he believes he has been hung out to dry over the wrangle with coach Mick Potter.
And the hole is about to get deeper for the club with halfback Luke Brooks's shoulder injury worse than expected.
The 19-year-old is considered a doubtful starter against the Storm on Monday, with suggestions he could be sidelined for a month.
Farah's teammates were stunned when he failed to show at Concord Oval for training on Wednesday afternoon. Some were angry their leader snubbed the side in one of its darkest hours, as the pressure mounts on Potter.
Looks like the wheels are starting to fall off the Tigers.
Farahs a germ. Seems to have a problem with not being seen as the top dog(pun intended) at the cats.
Has always been involved with the backstabbing going on at The tigpies.
F#** him, he seems to think he is above everyone at his club and missing training now seems to back this up.
I wouldn't want him as my team captain.
Wests Tigers have signed Newcastle Knights u20's winger Chance Peni for 2 years.
The Wests Tigers have confirmed the signing of Josh Drinkwater on a two-year deal, with the halfback joining the NRL squad for the first day of pre-season training today.
Wests Tigers are pleased to confirm the re-signing of promising back-rower Lamar Liolevave until the end of the 2016 season.
The Marist Saints junior, who played Australian Schoolboys in 2013 before recently representing the Junior Kiwis in 2014 alongside Wests Tigers teammates Te Maire Martin, Manaia Cherrington and Watson Heleta, will join the full-time NRL squad in 2015.
Wests Tigers have recently welcomed both Shannon McDonnell and Wesley Lolo on train and trial contracts leading into the 2015 season.
Both players have been given until the end of February to train full-time with the NRL squad and potentially earn a second-tier contract for the upcoming season.
McDonnell, 27, made his NRL debut for Wests Tigers in 2005 and later played for the Newcastle Knights before leaving for England in 2012. The fullback played for Hull KR, Hull FC and most recently St Helens in Super League.
Lolo, a prop or second rower, played for St George Illawarra in the Holden Cup over the past two seasons.
Never thought McDonnell was anything special. I remember him from the Knights and HKR.
Wests Tigers have today announced the signings of Justin Hunt and Jordan Rankin as the Club continues to strengthen its playing roster for the 2016 season.
Certainly a replacement here for Farrah ...
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