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jrtiger

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last night proved that Matamua is a middle forward, not a back rower. the club needs to play him at 13 in State Cup to ensure he continues his development in the right trajectory. come 2024 he'll be more than ready to take over Joffa. incredibly impressive and backed up why the club has invested in him so heavily to this point.

Tumeth has missed half the season with injury and had only played a couple of games before last night and didn't look out of place. he has a massive frame but hopefully can grow a bit more upwards. hits well defensively and when he winds up in attack he looks a handful. keen to see how he progresses in the next few months.
 
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tunks

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last night proved that Matamua is a middle forward, not a back rower. the club needs to play him at 13 in State Cup to ensure he continues his development in the right trajectory. come 2024 he'll be more than ready to take over Joffa. incredibly impressive and backed up why the club has invested in him so heavily to this point.

Tumeth has missed half the season with injury and had only played a couple of games before last night and didn't look out of place. he has a massive frame but hopefully can grow a bit more outwards. hits well defensively and when he winds up in attack he looks a handful. keen to see how he progresses in the next few months.
I think that was the plan. The injury to O'Kane in Cup forced him to go there to cover. O'Kane is back tonight. Then I'd expect Justin to revert to 13.
 

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As the Under 19s State of Origin approaches, The Inner Sanctum will be delivering player profiles, interviews and information about the New South Wales squad members. These relatively unknown players are the future stars of the next generation. First…Brandon Tumeth

The young second-rower has been a force in the forward pack and is one of two Wests Tigers pathways players in the New South Wales squad.

Playing for the Concord Burwood Wolves at junior level in the Balmain system, his skills have developed tremendously.

With Luciano Leilua leaving the Tigers for the Cowboys and Kelma Tuilagi leaving for Manly at the end of the year, the Tigers are hoping Tumeth can live up to his full potential.

Still only 19 years old, Tumeth will hope to impress in the encounter on Thursday with his contract coming to a close. This may be the one major chance he will have to secure a new contract with the Tigers.

Over the years the Wests Tigers have developed many great back-rowers. These players include Ava Seumanufagai, Simon Dwyer and Curtis Sironen. Could Tumeth be the next big thing to come out of Balmain?

What was the feeling like when you were selected into the New South Wales Under 19s Squad?

“It was pretty good. I wasn’t expecting it but it’s a good feeling.”

What players have you learnt the most from?

“Definitely players in my position, (you have) Luke Garner (and) Luciano Leilua. They (the Wests Tigers team) all taught me a lot and I probably look up to those two players. I say ‘help me’ as much as possible.”

Do you have any words of advice to kids growing up and wanting to represent their state in the future?

“It’s the things you do behind the scenes. Everyone can see you out on the field training and putting in the work out there. But, it’s the little things you do, sleeping well, getting your extras, eating well and all that.”
Does any 1 know if he has been signed up for atleast the next 3 years yet?
 

Tigers_Wests

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That Herman Tofaeono having foot surgery
Was he back in QLD playing? Or did he stay down here? I get the feeling that a few of the QLD boys (Dotoi, Herman, Tempest, Faagutu) will have a bigger role to play for us next year in Flegg. Wouldn't be surprised to see a few join us for pre season training.
 

tony soprano

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Was he back in QLD playing? Or did he stay down here? I get the feeling that a few of the QLD boys (Dotoi, Herman, Tempest, Faagutu) will have a bigger role to play for us next year in Flegg. Wouldn't be surprised to see a few join us for pre season training.

Not sure surgery was here tho.
 

pawsandclaws1

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Well that’s just great isn’t it he’s probable the only players in that u 19 NSW squad that isn’t signed with an nrl club next year

Sign him up
Don't development players move into the top 30 squad as part of the system?
 

Tigers_Wests

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Don't development players move into the top 30 squad as part of the system?
Not a requirement...we have chosen to do this with a number of players though (Cini and Kei are 2 bad examples of this not working). However, given you have the right players it would make sense. I guess it comes down to a judgement call in whether a player will make it or not. A development contract without guaranteed Top 30 the year after at least lets you see how they train/how professional they are with the full squad.

Seems like it is time to upgrade Tumeth though!
 

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