Api could be one of the best signings for WT since Gareth Ellis.
Three times premiership winner.
Love how he brings the forwards onto the advantage line with his crisp passes.
Clever enough to go on his own if he sees tired or lazy marker defence.
Coming off two great seasons and one of the major reasons the Penrith dominated.
Looking forward to him lining up in round one
After 170 NRL games, the livewire number nine also has an abundance of experience and knowledge, and he wants more.I think it will be a really good environment to work in with a coaching staff that has so much experience and knowledge."
Koroisau’s former club Penrith Panthers also boasts a first-class training facility, but there was clearly a ‘wow’ factor at his new home in Concord.With the right people in the right place here I really do think something special can happen."
“I love the way he plays his footy and I hope he can reach his full potential next season here with us.”I was really excited when I heard that Charlie was signing here.
He hasn’t played with Klemmer before.Can someone tell me if Apisai Koroisau has played with Klemmer before. Api was NSW SOO 21-22 but Klem was before that. What about other WT players?
Good to see him at COE spreading the word. I think he will bring many things to the club and really like his attitude.
Koroisau craving something specialAuthorWests TigersTimestampWed 30 Nov 2022, 05:00 PM
Api Koroisau walked away from his first visit to the Zurich Centre, hoping ‘something special’ was in the pipeline at his new home.
The three time premiership-winning hooker dropped by the club’s Centre of Excellence after returning from the Rugby League World Cup.
Api in action for Fiji at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England
In short, Api was happy with what he saw. Not just wowed by the amazing facility, but also by the people within it.
Midway through his maiden tour of his new home, was a somewhat impromptu meeting with coach Tim Sheens, as well as his assistants Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah, Dave Furner and Wayne Lambkin.
Coach Tim Sheens greets Api in the players' dining area at the Zurich Centre
The former Panthers hooker says the Wests Tigers coaching staff has plenty to offer.
“I’m really excited to work with them, they all have different backgrounds and so much experience,” he said.
After 170 NRL games, the livewire number nine also has an abundance of experience and knowledge, and he wants more.
“I really have big hopes for this team and there is such a young crew who can achieve so much,” said Koroisau.
“I think the best thing I can add to the team along with my experience is my level-headedness.
Koroisau’s former club Penrith Panthers also boasts a first-class training facility, but there was clearly a ‘wow’ factor at his new home in Concord.
“It’s just amazing,” he said. “Not just the size but just the whole layout, the technology, everything at our fingertips.
"It’s a great space with chill zones for the boys and basketball and what not. Honestly, I am just so excited to be working here for the next few years.”
Assistant coach David Furner shows Charlie Staines the Zurich Centre gym
Former Panthers teammate Charlie Staines has also made the move from the foot of the mountains. Koroisau says he’s very tight with the ‘Forbes Ferrari'.
“Yeh it’s great Charlie is here too,’ he says with a wry grin. “We refer to each other as favourite teammates.”
“I love the way he plays his footy and I hope he can reach his full potential next season here with us.”
After going all the way with the Panthers, and impressing for Fiji at the World Cup, Koroisau is enjoying a well-deserved break, before his next chapter begins.
“I was really proud of what we achieved over there, a little bitter-sweet," he said.
“The body is feeling okay but it was a hard four weeks and quite a long trip.
“Right now, I’m looking forward to a lot of family time, and a lot of rest before I get stuck in next year.”
Good read. We are starting to get more positive articles than bad ones.
Hope it continues.
I hope Api brings a winning culture to our club.Good to see him at COE spreading the word. I think he will bring many things to the club and really like his attitude.