Tigers interested in RTS

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Re: Tigers interested in RTS

Post by Spartan117 » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 1:19 pm

white_tiger wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 10:27 am
Whether true or false. This is good news. It shows, after building a solid squad, we are still looking at marquee players! Surely this also helps when recruiting other players.

Worst case scenario RTS's value sky rockets and another team pays overs.
Looking at and Landing high profile players for a mutually beneficial contract value is a whole other story.

Make no mistake the next few years are going to be organisationally defining. we will ether turn the corner or descend into perennial basket case status.


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Post by underdog » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 1:27 pm

I'd like to see Tui at fullback before we comment - I think he could be a breath of fresh air there.

He's dangerous with limited space, great step and busting tackles, so I really want to see him with a bit of a wind up, chiming into the backline.
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Post by colmcd » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 2:15 pm

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Wests Tigers interest may wane if Lolohea starts the season all guns blazing in the fullback role. If RTS does sign with the Tigers we will certainly have a number of ex warriors players on the books as well as an ex warriors coach!!
West Tiger Warriors? Kind of has some ring to it. Maybe do a double game date with the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Post by colmcd » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 2:21 pm

What about Tui to Halfback or Bench reserve spot?
Marshall will probably retire next year.

Tui Kicks and is a better tackler then Brooks. Ok I like the idea of a ball playing Center, i.e. SKD, Jamie Lyon who can get good ball out to the wing. I could see Tui and Marsters being our center pairing and being very good at it.

Otherwise move Reynolds to 9 and have Brooks/Tui/RTS as the rest of the spine.

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Post by Sabre » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 2:41 pm

white_tiger wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 10:27 am
Whether true or false. This is good news. It shows, after building a solid squad, we are still looking at marquee players! Surely this also helps when recruiting other players.

Worst case scenario RTS's value sky rockets and another team pays overs.
Well if it's false it doesn't really show that does it....


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Post by white_tiger » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:14 pm

Sabre wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 2:41 pm
white_tiger wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 10:27 am
Whether true or false. This is good news. It shows, after building a solid squad, we are still looking at marquee players! Surely this also helps when recruiting other players.

Worst case scenario RTS's value sky rockets and another team pays overs.
Well if it's false it doesn't really show that does it....
Well the fact it's published online does actually..... The whole point is whether it's true or false, it is out there now that we are interested. Most will read the article and believe it.

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Post by Geo. » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:18 pm

I don't..

Good Luck in Yawnion RTS..
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Post by supercoach » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:21 pm

He will be in high demand and I can’t remember when we last beat off a few clubs for a quality signing.

As always we will be linked to a lot of big names,but end up with the scraps

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Post by white_tiger » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:25 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:18 pm
I don't..

Good Luck in Yawnion RTS..
You don't believe we are interested?

But agreed hard to compete against the All Blacks.

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Post by sheer64 » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:53 pm

Enjoy being a winner in an All Blacks jersey RTS.
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Post by westy81 » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:54 pm

WestsBenTigers wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 12:33 pm
Tacky wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 11:05 am
If we sign RTS we could be a solid top 8 team. We can't keep Tui at fullback when RTS is available. Besides, Tui is a very reliable center.

Imagine:
1. RTS
2. Nofoaluma
3. Tui
4. Suli
5. Fonua

That's a solid backline. Maybe add another winger.
That looks fantastic! But just keep in mind, as others have mentioned, in 2019 Suli may end up in the back-row. That leaves another centre position up for grabs for either Masters or Milne or if Fonua played centre and we added another winger or played MWZ.

1. RTS
2. Nofo
3. Tui
4. Marsters/Milne/Fonua
5. Fonua/MWZ/New Signing

And in 2019 we are a chance of signing N Cleary which would mean he takes Brooks' place in the team. Maybe Brooks could move into a centre spot as he has a great running game as he possesses agility, speed and power and he can also pass to set up his winger.

A lot of what-ifs but the future is looking very bright at the tigers, and we should be a genuine premiership contender within a couple years!
I think eventually Marsters and Suli will be our starting backrow once Lawrence and McQueen retire
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Post by Harvey » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 5:29 pm

RTS is still listed as a Marquee player?? He has done nothing in the time he has been at the warriors. I would be very wary of offering big coin for a player down on form and confidence.

He could improve massively this year with Adam Blair laying the platform & Kearney devising the game plan.

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Post by Russell » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 5:47 pm

I've heard some crazy things in my time.....

Lolohea would be a good centre almost takes the cake.
People just want o move players into the centre and think problem solved. It is a specialist position and needs someone with experience to play there. Not just you are a centre this week, be a Lyon or Cooper until we move you elsewhere.

Tui is a 5/8 and Full back - nothing else at this stage, sure you could put him in the centre or on the wing but you would have a very ordinary player in those positions.

Maybe he is not RTS before the season starts but he could be after it does. I have seen him play full back and he is very good, a better defender in that position than RTS imo.
Behind a good pack and with Brooks, Reynolds and Liddle to run off he could be a 2018 sensation.

Personally I don't think we need RTS nor the amount we would have to pay him. I would rather a marquee player in a position that we need to strengthen than a slightly better FB.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 5:59 pm

Russell wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 5:47 pm
I've heard some crazy things in my time.....

Lolohea would be a good centre almost takes the cake.
People just want o move players into the centre and think problem solved. It is a specialist position and needs someone with experience to play there. Not just you are a centre this week, be a Lyon or Cooper until we move you elsewhere.

Tui is a 5/8 and Full back - nothing else at this stage, sure you could put him in the centre or on the wing but you would have a very ordinary player in those positions.

Maybe he is not RTS before the season starts but he could be after it does. I have seen him play full back and he is very good, a better defender in that position than RTS imo.
Behind a good pack and with Brooks, Reynolds and Liddle to run off he could be a 2018 sensation.

Personally I don't think we need RTS nor the amount we would have to pay him. I would rather a marquee player in a position that we need to strengthen than a slightly better FB.
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Post by Donald Trump » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 6:48 pm

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Post by upthetigers » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 6:53 pm

I don't want to be looking that far ahead... hopefully Tui is killing it and we don't need to consider him.

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Post by Masterton » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 8:01 pm

colmcd wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 2:15 pm
West Tiger Warriors? Kind of has some ring to it. Maybe do a double game date with the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Those games we took to Chistchurch are finally paying off.
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Post by WestsBenTigers » Tue 23 Jan, 2018 8:21 pm

westy81 wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 4:54 pm
WestsBenTigers wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 12:33 pm
Tacky wrote:
Tue 23 Jan, 2018 11:05 am
If we sign RTS we could be a solid top 8 team. We can't keep Tui at fullback when RTS is available. Besides, Tui is a very reliable center.

Imagine:
1. RTS
2. Nofoaluma
3. Tui
4. Suli
5. Fonua

That's a solid backline. Maybe add another winger.
That looks fantastic! But just keep in mind, as others have mentioned, in 2019 Suli may end up in the back-row. That leaves another centre position up for grabs for either Masters or Milne or if Fonua played centre and we added another winger or played MWZ.

1. RTS
2. Nofo
3. Tui
4. Marsters/Milne/Fonua
5. Fonua/MWZ/New Signing

And in 2019 we are a chance of signing N Cleary which would mean he takes Brooks' place in the team. Maybe Brooks could move into a centre spot as he has a great running game as he possesses agility, speed and power and he can also pass to set up his winger.

A lot of what-ifs but the future is looking very bright at the tigers, and we should be a genuine premiership contender within a couple years!
I think eventually Marsters and Suli will be our starting backrow once Lawrence and McQueen retire
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