Tigers' horror NRL injury toll continues

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Tigers' horror NRL injury toll continues

Unread post by alexaki » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 12:50 pm

The injury curse that decimated the Wests Tigers' ranks in Mick Potter's first year as senior coach in 2013 has carried over into the new NRL season.

The joint venture had Tim Moltzen, Braith Anasta, Chris Lawrence, Keith Galloway, Lote Tuqiri and Blake Ayshford all sidelined for extended periods last season and Potter was hopeful his luck would change in 2014.

But that hasn't been the case.

Moltzen fractured his kneecap at training in December, with a mid-year return the best-case scenario, while Dene Halatau is out for at least four months after suffering an ankle injury in the Tigers' 32-8 trial win over Penrith last week in Camden.


Things became even worse for the Tigers at the NRL Nines in Auckland with utility Curtis Sironen out for six weeks after fracturing his foot on the tournament's opening day.

Before the tournament even began, young flyer David Nofoaluma was ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Young gun Mitchell Moses joined Sironen on the sidelines for the Nines' final day after suffering a shoulder injury on Saturday.

Moses will have precautionary scans on the shoulder when he returns to Australia on Friday, while the Tigers are hopeful Nofoaluma's injury won't rule him out of their round-one clash with St George Illawarra.

NSW prop Aaron Woods, who signed a new three-year deal with the Tigers last week, said the club had the depth to cover for their injury problems.

"We have lost two back-rowers in Dene Halatau and Curtis Sironen but we are confident we have players who can step up and fill that gap," Woods said.

"The back-row is one position where we have the most depth.

"We will head back to training, we have got a trial against the Sharks next week and then rip in round one against the Dragons."


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Unread post by happy tiger » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 2:14 pm

Is this again proof we have signed or resigned the wrong players again ??

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Unread post by Guest » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 2:18 pm

happy tiger wrote:Is this again proof we have signed or resigned the wrong players again ??
Yes. Tuqiri, Marshall & Ayshford.

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Unread post by happy tiger » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 2:26 pm

Seriously though how many of our players have missed serious injury time in the last 2-3 seasons
1 Tedesco Yes
2 Nofoaluma No
3 Lawrence Yes
4 Simona Yes
5 Richards No
6 Anasta Yes
7 Brooks Yes
8 Keefy yes
9 Farah sort of MM No
10 Woods Yes
11 Sironen Yes
12 Patterson No
13 Sue Yes

14 Ava No
15 Gavet Yes
16 Taupau No
17 Blair No

No 7
Yes 10 Over half of squad have had a serious injury in the last few seasons

Do this test with every NRL side and we would be one of the highest going around

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happy tiger wrote:Seriously though how many of our players have missed serious injury time in the last 2-3 seasons
1 Tedesco Yes
2 Nofoaluma No
3 Lawrence Yes
4 Simona Yes
5 Richards No
6 Anasta Yes
7 Brooks Yes
8 Keefy yes
9 Farah sort of MM No
10 Woods Yes
11 Sironen Yes
12 Patterson No
13 Sue Yes

14 Ava No
15 Gavet Yes
16 Taupau No
17 Blair No

No 7
Yes 10 Over half of squad have had a serious injury in the last few seasons

Do this test with every NRL side and we would be one of the highest going around
Nofo has had plenty of time on the sidelines in the past 2-3 years also.

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Unread post by Erin19 » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 5:17 pm

Guest wrote:
happy tiger wrote:Seriously though how many of our players have missed serious injury time in the last 2-3 seasons
1 Tedesco Yes
2 Nofoaluma No
3 Lawrence Yes
4 Simona Yes
5 Richards No
6 Anasta Yes
7 Brooks Yes
8 Keefy yes
9 Farah sort of MM No
10 Woods Yes
11 Sironen Yes
12 Patterson No
13 Sue Yes

14 Ava No
15 Gavet Yes
16 Taupau No
17 Blair No

No 7
Yes 10 Over half of squad have had a serious injury in the last few seasons

Do this test with every NRL side and we would be one of the highest going around
Nofo has had plenty of time on the sidelines in the past 2-3 years also.

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Based on that only three from last year's squad fall into the 'no' category, that's pretty concerning.

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Unread post by underdog » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 6:00 pm

....hmm,

I'm still wondering where Irvine is blaming Potter for the injuries.
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Unread post by BrotherJim05 » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 6:50 pm

Where are we at with the current injuries? Doe anyone know what the status is for:
Brooks
Galloway
Fulton
Nufo

I really hope to god that these four a right for round 1
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Unread post by alexaki » Sun 16 Feb, 2014 7:21 pm

BrotherJim05 wrote:Where are we at with the current injuries? Doe anyone know what the status is for:
Brooks
Galloway
Fulton
Nufo

I really hope to god that these four a right for round 1
The club hasn't been forthcoming with information on these guys...poor form I say...

Also, we MUST be doing something wrong in the way we train for us to get so may injuries...I wonder if the club has had this area looked at?...we seem to suffer way too innocuous injuries

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Unread post by Winnipeg » Sat 01 Mar, 2014 12:06 am

Brooks was fine after the sharks trial right?

Galloway is a maybe for rd 1 last I read...

N Brown was back early right, that is a good result, seems pretty rare for us.

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