Brooks ruled out. Drinkwater to debut

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Brooks ruled out. Drinkwater to debut

Post by Tygr » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 10:43 am

Wests Tigers Coach Jason Taylor spoke to the media on Sunday ahead of his side's Round 17 clash against the Parramatta Eels on Monday night.

With his side looking to avoid three straight defeats on Monday night, Taylor has confirmed some significant team news for his side, with halfback Luke Brooks to miss the match with a shoulder injury sustained in last Sunday's defeat to the Penrith Panthers.

Josh Drinkwater has been named to make his Club debut as a replacement for Brooks, and will become the 186th player to play first-grade for Wests Tigers.
http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2015 ... e_jas.html


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Post by greatodensraven » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 10:45 am

Wow big news. Some competition can only be a good thing. Hope Brooks' injury isn't too bad.

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Post by stryker » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 10:55 am

Feeling more confident all of a sudden...jokes. Congrats Josh.

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Post by Flippedy » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:09 am

This could be interesting, hope Josh makes a good fist of his opportunity.
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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:13 am

Shades of Austin getting a gig...

Dont bother me 1 little bit as long as we get the 2 points with Drinkwater playing a BIG hand in it


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Post by happy tiger » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:16 am

Congratulations Josh on joining the exclusive WT's side

Hope you have a blinder , good luck

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Post by TrueTiger » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:46 am

good luck Josh....I dont think we will be disappointed.. :D
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Post by yeti » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 11:51 am

We may well see a more controlled performance with Josh in the team. Will be interesting. Good luck to all the fellers.

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Post by ryanda01 » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 12:16 pm

I've not seen him play at all. I wonder if he's been given a pass of sorts to play whatever he feels/sees and if they lose can find a scapegoat, and if it's a win whether it's strategy for the remainder of the season.

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Post by cqtiger » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 12:29 pm

I haven't seen him play either but I've heard he has a good kicking game. That's a plus

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Post by Sabre » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 12:46 pm

I wonder if Brooks is really injured that badly that he needs to sit out, or if maybe Taylor has put him on notice...

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Post by Tiger Watto » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 12:56 pm

Will be good to watch... If Josh controls the ruck and kicking game, that should free up Mitchell to use his running game.

I like it

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Post by Tigerdave » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 12:56 pm

what?!?! replacing a half with a half?!?!?!

well, we'll see how he goes, hopefully everyone fires up

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 1:05 pm

Good luck josh!

Think it's a like for like replacement.

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Post by Flippedy » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 1:08 pm

tig_prmz wrote:Good luck josh!

Think it's a like for like replacement.

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Post by Milky » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 1:30 pm

If he does well then i would have Brooks coming back in NSW Cup.

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Post by Geo. » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 1:41 pm

All the way back from England.....Best of luck Josh,,, play your natural game should be good...
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Post by quintus » Sun 05 Jul, 2015 2:01 pm

Congrats Drinky....take them by the scruff of the neck and show them how to be winners. :sign:

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