Signing Suggestions & Rumours

Newtown

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Kepoa owes us.

An overhauled back line of;

1 Laurie
2 Starford
3 Naden
4 AJ
5 Staines

Definitely has some strike to it.
Defence is questionable but there's points in that...

Warming to the idea,
However I don't think we'll land Staines.
We'll see though.
Why isn't Nofoalama in your backline. Has he left WT?
 
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2GB sports show tonight heard Brad fittler say, papalii signed a contract before the season started he should honor it, tigers have allowed 3 2nd rowers to sign elsewhere for next year, honor what you signed or your reputation not good, if the tigers give in to papalii I don't care who else tigers sign, the club hasn't done anything wrong, time to stand up Pascoe for the fukn members and fans, if the official's don't we'll be a joke to any player we sign and easily backflip.
How can the playing team show guts when our Administration, Sheens, Pascoe, Lee etc don't show any?
 

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Lets Jag one of these;
TYSON FRIZELLANGUS CRI....TON
JOHNNY BATEMAN
DAVID KLEMMER swap for Brooks,
LIAM MARTIN,
MARTIN TAUPAU,
VICTOR RADLEY,
JOSEPH TAPINE
JOSH CURRAN
I don't care if they're contracted, just get it done shifty!





Angus Crichton
 
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The SHADOW

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Lets Jag one of these;
TYSON FRIZELL
DAVID KLEMMER swap for Brooks,
LIAM MARTIN,
MARTIN TAUPAU,
VICTOR RADLEY,
JOSEPH TAPINE
JOSH CURRAN
I don't care if they're contracted, just get it done shifty!





Angus Crichton
Rock and Roll all the way to Nov 1
 

batboy

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Lets Jag one of these;
TYSON FRIZELL
DAVID KLEMMER swap for Brooks,
LIAM MARTIN,
MARTIN TAUPAU,
VICTOR RADLEY,
JOSEPH TAPINE
JOSH CURRAN
I don't care if they're contracted, just get it done shifty!





Angus Crichton

One? I'd want at least a couple off that list - God knows we have the room for them.
 

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Lets Jag one of these;
TYSON FRIZELL
DAVID KLEMMER swap for Brooks,
LIAM MARTIN,
MARTIN TAUPAU,
VICTOR RADLEY,
JOSEPH TAPINE
JOSH CURRAN
I don't care if they're contracted, just get it done shifty!





Angus Crichton
I put Angus down the bottom because I forgot how to spell his name 😻
 

pawsandclaws1

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Lets Jag one of these;
TYSON FRIZELL
DAVID KLEMMER swap for Brooks,
LIAM MARTIN,
MARTIN TAUPAU,
VICTOR RADLEY,
JOSEPH TAPINE
JOSH CURRAN
I don't care if they're contracted, just get it done shifty!





Angus Crichton
I just watched the highlights of that UK forward Kai Pearce-Paul - 6ft 5in and 106.5kgs. He steps well and offloads. I guess it is Super League but he is big unit.
 

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Hooper warning

The Wests Tigers have made an inquiry with Wigan about the prospect of bringing 2019 Dally M Backrower of the Year John Bateman back to the NRL in 2023.

In a move unrelated to Isaiah Papali’i having second thoughts about switching from Parramatta to Concord next year, Tigers director of football Tim Sheens has confirmed the club has made the approach.

The catch is going to be Bateman is under contract with Wigan until at least the end of 2024 and for now the Warriors have blocked the Tigers move.

Bateman was one of the standout backrowers in the NRL the year the Canberra Raiders made the grand final in 2019 before his tenure in the national capital soured over a contract stalemate with the Green Machine.

Bateman then returned home to the UK at the end of the 2020 NRL season after inking a four-year deal with Wigan through until the end of 2024.

The Raiders were forced to pay a $250,000 transfer fee to Bradford to bring Bateman to the NRL the first time around but the one bonus with transfer fees to English clubs is they aren’t included in the NRL clubs salary cap.

The Bateman approach is creative thinking from Sheens trying to look outside the square and devise recruitment ploys aimed at overhauling the Wests Tigers roster.

The Tigers have made some recruitment moves this week by re-signing Brent Naden, Asu Kepoa and Starford To’a but the real recruitment space where they need to get busy is the re-signing of Adam Doueihi.

Doueihi is easily the Tigers best player, a local junior and the type of leader the Wests Tigers need to build the club around.

With Sheens and Benji Marshall now having control of the steering wheel at least it won’t be left to dithering management types to make another misguided mistake.

The issue with Doueihi is he’s going to be a free agent as of November 1 and you can guarantee rival clubs are going to be getting the queue to try and convince the five-eighth to switch allegiances.

The Tigers need to sharpen their pencil and try and get a long-term deal done now prior to the stronger clubs being able to table a deal.

The Melbourne Storm have already had one crack at getting Doueihi on loan for the remainder of this year and with uncertainty surrounding the future of Cameron Munster the Tigers five-eighth would make an ideal replacement.
Does anyone think the Tigers may use a player exchange in the negotiations to try to bring down any transfer fee for Bateman? Do we even know if Bateman is interested? I'm assuming he is otherwise his name would have leaked.

I would think any of Tyrone Peachey, Liddle, Tuki Simpkins, Zane Musgrove or a returning Gildart would carve up in UK Super League, even possibly Nofoaluma, if any of them were keen on the UK.

I reckon if Noffa is open to it and Bevan French returns to Australia then Wigan may consider paying a bulk of his contract. He would even be a good fullback over there however Jai Field seems to have that secured. Imagine Noffa's ego as a 'superstar' of Super League!!! Potential Man of Steel! This isn't a crazy thought if Noffa is open to it.
 

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Does anyone think the Tigers may use a player exchange in the negotiations to try to bring down any transfer fee for Bateman? Do we even know if Bateman is interested? I'm assuming he is otherwise his name would have leaked.

I would think any of Tyrone Peachey, Liddle, Tuki Simpkins, Zane Musgrove or a returning Gildart would carve up in UK Super League, even possibly Nofoaluma, if any of them were keen on the UK.

I reckon if Noffa is open to it and Bevan French returns to Australia then Wigan may consider paying a bulk of his contract. He would even be a good fullback over there however Jai Field seems to have that secured. Imagine Noffa's ego as a 'superstar' of Super League!!! Potential Man of Steel! This isn't a crazy thought if Noffa is open to it.
These journos live in their own world. I'm sure I heard Read say he contacted Bateman for a response and he didn't know anything about it. Shows how desperate we are getting if true?
 

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These journos live in their own world. I'm sure I heard Read say he contacted Bateman for a response and he didn't know anything about it. Shows how desperate we are getting if true?

Bateman is notorious for lying to the media and denying things. Not saying he is lying this time, but I wouldn't read too much into him denying it.
 

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Lets Jag one of these;
TYSON FRIZELLANGUS CRI....TON
JOHNNY BATEMAN
DAVID KLEMMER swap for Brooks,
LIAM MARTIN,
MARTIN TAUPAU,
VICTOR RADLEY,
JOSEPH TAPINE
JOSH CURRAN
I don't care if they're contracted, just get it done shifty!

Angus Crichton

Anyone of those players would be good for the team.

Having said that, Liam Martin and Tapine could be very real options considering the Panthers cap and the rumblings in Canberra. Also chuck in Corey Oates who is off contract at the end of the year so we can tell Nofa to keep himself and his ego in Melbourne.
 

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PK and Riccio try not to be a turd challenge (impossible):

The Daily Telegraph’s David Riccio and NRL360 co-host Paul Kent said the Tigers could not afford to wait until the end of the season for Papali’i to make a decision.

“They have a salary cap to manage, they can’t sit back and wait for this guy,” Kent said.

“That’s why they the Tigers should move on now, move on and use the money before it’s too late,” Riccio added.

“Don’t wait until November. If they do there will be no market for them,” Kent replied.

Should Tigers heed the message and cut ties with Papali’i, it leaves them with two clear options.

Spend the money now and bring in a player to bolster the side for next season or save it up and make a play for one of the big-name stars off-contract from 2023 who can begin negotiating with rivals from November 1.
They are Imbeciles. And who do we sign with Paps money that is even close to his calibre? These guys are just cancerous to the game and are basically destroying the game for the sake of a news story. If these guys aren't careful, there will be 4 or 5 teams in the NRL.
 

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They are Imbeciles. And who do we sign with Paps money that is even close to his calibre? These guys are just cancerous to the game and are basically destroying the game for the sake of a news story. If these guys aren't careful, there will be 4 or 5 teams in the NRL.

Just trying to get us to spend our money on a knee jerk reaction like we always do...

Makes their job easy for the next few years if we don't improve....

Fk em.... We can sign at least one more decent back rower and hold the Papalli deal.
 

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I think Angus Crichton is a good chance as Roosters will need the cap space
Gildart potentially back to Wigan and we pay a transfer fee to get bateman

I doubt if we will be able to offload Gildart very easily,even in the ESL he spent a fair bit of time in reggies
 

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I think Angus Crichton is a good chance as Roosters will need the cap space
Gildart potentially back to Wigan and we pay a transfer fee to get bateman
Why would we give them Gildart for zip and then pay them to release Bateman?
Seems odd to me....
 

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Why would we give them Gildart for zip and then pay them to release Bateman?
Seems odd to me....
Bateman is contracted 2023 and 2024 Canberra had to pay a transfer fee to Wigan last time expecting they will want the same. The transfer fee is not part of our nrl salary cap either
As for gildart to sweeten the deal as Wigan don't have to release bateman to us and we want him we will need to give them gildart it makes sense as he likely wants to go back home
we also get gildart off our books it's a big win
 

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Bateman is contracted 2023 and 2024 Canberra had to pay a transfer fee to Wigan last time expecting they will want the same. The transfer fee is not part of our nrl salary cap either
As for gildart to sweeten the deal as Wigan don't have to release bateman to us and we want him we will need to give them gildart it makes sense as he likely wants to go back home
we also get gildart off our books it's a big win
For WTs, it is good to have the NRL onside following the debacle in Nth Qld when you are considering this option.
 
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